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#Explainer

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is going on in the North right now? Explainer

What exactly is going on in the North right now?

The Northern Ireland Executive could be on the verge of collapsing. How and why did we get here?

Here’s what you need to know about Uefa’s new-look Champions League draw

32 of the continent’s top clubs will learn their fate this afternoon.

# explainer - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

When does the summer transfer window close and why is it later than usual this year?

It’s been a busy few months for clubs with a hectic couple of days expected before the deadline.

# explainer - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

# explainer - Monday 17 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge Who is The Fat Jew and why is the whole internet mad at him? The Fat Jew

Who is The Fat Jew and why is the whole internet mad at him?

Allow us to explain.

# explainer - Friday 14 August, 2015

Why are Man United and Aston Villa playing on a Friday night?

Wondering what the reason is behind the unusual fixture? Right this way.

From The Daily Edge Here’s how to bet on the horses: an essential guide Sponsored By HRI

Here’s how to bet on the horses: an essential guide

Are you a racing newbie? We’re here to help.

# explainer - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson? Explainer

Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?

They say they’re there to defend the constitution.

# explainer - Saturday 8 August, 2015

What’s the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?

Here’s how you can get the big game on the big screen.

# explainer - Friday 7 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Will this Lotto shakeup really make it harder to win? A maths teacher explains the odds Column

Will this Lotto shakeup really make it harder to win? A maths teacher explains the odds

In gambling terms, the new National Lottery operator has raised the stakes for players.

# explainer - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Gatland offering little hope for Faletau’s move to Bath

The summer’s big Welsh transfer saga is a confusing one.

From The Daily Edge What’s Amazon’s impressive streaming service and why can’t you get it in Ireland? UPC

What’s Amazon’s impressive streaming service and why can’t you get it in Ireland?

Does Netflix have any direct competition here?

# explainer - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This 23-year-old student is challenging Ireland’s gay blood donation ban Explainer

This 23-year-old student is challenging Ireland’s gay blood donation ban

But why is the ban still in place and on what grounds is it being challenged?

# explainer - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

Ireland are one of 141 countries awaiting their fate.

# explainer - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Here’s why Raheem Sterling and homegrown footballers cost so much money

The 20-year-old joined Man City for €70 million earlier this week.

# explainer - Saturday 11 July, 2015

All you need to know about the Ireland U19 starlet who’s just made his full debut for West Ham

Josh Cullen played 86 minutes of the Hammers’ Europa League victory on Thursday.

# explainer - Monday 6 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland? Explainer

What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland?

The next 48 hours will be crucial.

# explainer - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge Why do fizzy drinks taste so much better out of a can? Explainer

Why do fizzy drinks taste so much better out of a can?

An important issue for our times.

# explainer - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about the Irish sides in Europe this season

Shamrock Rovers kick off their Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg this evening.

# explainer - Monday 29 June, 2015

Here’s why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white

And why organisers have only become more strict over the years.

# explainer - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is BSE – and should we be concerned about this case? Mad Cow Disease

Explainer: What is BSE – and should we be concerned about this case?

Where does BSE come from? Is there any risk to humans? Why is this case generating such attention? And what’s the possible damage to business?

# explainer - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

How to avoid Toulon and all you need to know about the Champions Cup pool draw

Apart from Connacht being a tier one seed in the Challenge Cup, it’s all a bit complicated.

# explainer - Friday 12 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge The ‘belly button challenge’ is taking over the internet – but what is it? Explainer

The ‘belly button challenge’ is taking over the internet – but what is it?

This massive social media trend is just getting started.

# explainer - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why won’t Irish Water tell us how many people have paid their bills? Explainer

Why won’t Irish Water tell us how many people have paid their bills?

AAA TD Paul Murphy has been frustrated in his efforts to uncover payment levels.

From TheJournal.ie What is the secretive Bilderberg Conference – and why has Michael O’Leary been invited? Lizard People

What is the secretive Bilderberg Conference – and why has Michael O’Leary been invited?

Gathering of the lizard people, secretive world government meeting, an ‘informal networking opportunity’ – or a mixture of all three?

# explainer - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Wenger, Woodward and Ayre – who are the key figures directing your club’s transfer activity?

As the transfer window opens, each club has a different policy so here’s a look at individuals behind the deals.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA? FIFA

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

# explainer - Friday 22 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Saw a bible at your polling station? Here’s why Explainer

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here’s why

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# explainer - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand? Explainer

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# explainer - Friday 15 May, 2015

Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12

There’s a whole lot riding on the last round of the Pro12 for three Irish provinces.

# explainer - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Did Obama tell a huge number of lies about the killing of Osama bin Laden? Explainer

Did Obama tell a huge number of lies about the killing of Osama bin Laden?

A potentially explosive exposé by Seymour Hersh has been slammed by the White House. Get up to speed on the controversy, here…

# explainer - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Here’s what to expect when the Women’s World Cup comes to Ireland

2017 can’t come soon enough.

# explainer - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Here’s how Liverpool can overcome United in the race for a top-four spot

The Anfield club will almost certainly need three wins in their final matches to have any hope.

# explainer - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Gail O’Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend Assisted Suicide

Gail O’Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend

How is assisting a suicide illegal? The legal answer is complicated.

# explainer - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is Siteserv – and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

What exactly is Siteserv – and why is everyone talking about it?

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

# explainer - Friday 17 April, 2015

How many points do Chelsea need to win the league? Can United still triumph?

As the Premier League approaches its climax, we assess how it could turn out.

# explainer - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From Business ETC Explainer: Why does YouTube want to introduce a paid subscription service? Pay Up

Explainer: Why does YouTube want to introduce a paid subscription service?

It’s not all about making more money (although that’s a major reason behind it).

# explainer - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the election that no one can predict Explainer This post contains videos

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict

In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.

# explainer - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Dwyer jury had to have ‘reasonable doubt’: what was that? Explainer

The Dwyer jury had to have ‘reasonable doubt’: what was that?

The judge in Graham Dwyer’s trial had plenty to say on the subject.

From The Daily Edge Everyone is talking about Periscope, but what is it? An App A Day

Everyone is talking about Periscope, but what is it?

Can’t keep up with all these Periscopes and Meerkats.

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