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#Explainer

# explainer - Monday 15 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who is Pete Buttigieg, the millennial mayor who's the breakout star of the Democratic race? Mayor Pete

# explainer - Sunday 14 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next? Flextension

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

# explainer - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees? PAC Mentality

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

# explainer - Monday 8 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy? Garda Scandal

Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?

Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.

# explainer - Saturday 6 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own? Flextension

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

# explainer - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's Paschal Donohoe's plan for Local Property Tax and how will it affect your wallet? Changes

Explainer: What's Paschal Donohoe's plan for Local Property Tax and how will it affect your wallet?

Changes to the Local Property Tax are delayed for another year – but are higher bills on the way?

# explainer - Sunday 31 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help The Explainer

Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help

Why does Europe want to scrap seasonal clock changes? Will Ireland have to?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are all these rows about carbon tax about and will I end up paying more? Carbon Tax

Explainer: What are all these rows about carbon tax about and will I end up paying more?

The Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has approved a recommendation to quadruple the tax to €80 per tonne by 2030

# explainer - Saturday 30 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like? National Question

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

# explainer - Friday 29 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now? Divided Kingdom

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

# explainer - Thursday 28 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor? Jussie Smollett

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals Explainer

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Indicative votes result: MPs vote against all 8 Brexit options, including a no-deal Dismay

Indicative votes result: MPs vote against all 8 Brexit options, including a no-deal

None of the votes are binding, however.

# explainer - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit? Deal Or No Deal

Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit?

Theresa May wanted a meaningful vote this week, but instead has a series of indicative votes instead.

# explainer - Monday 25 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie To impeach or not to impeach? What the Mueller report means for Democrats Mueller's Genuine Draft

To impeach or not to impeach? What the Mueller report means for Democrats

The report hasn’t recommended any more indictments, but that’s not the end of it.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here are the key findings of the Mueller report into Russian collusion Donald Trump

Explainer: Here are the key findings of the Mueller report into Russian collusion

The US President has claimed “total vindication”, but here’s what his Attorney General’s summary of the report says.

# explainer - Sunday 24 March, 2019

# explainer - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end? Unfortunate Events

Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end?

Or how a series of unfortunate events ruined Theresa May’s week.

# explainer - Sunday 17 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

# explainer - Thursday 14 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why British soldiers won't face charges over the 12 other Bloody Sunday killings PPS

Explainer: Why British soldiers won't face charges over the 12 other Bloody Sunday killings

Only one soldier is being charged in relation to two killings. Here’s why more charges aren’t being brought.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why, almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, ex-British soldiers could face murder charges Explainer

Explainer: Why, almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, ex-British soldiers could face murder charges

After years of investigations from the PSNI, soldiers are set to be told today whether they’ll face prosecution.

# explainer - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work? Lisa Smith

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe? Grounded

Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe?

Authorities around the world have grounded the Boeing Max 737 following a crash on Sunday.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next? Explainer

Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?

The UK and EU last night announced a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop.

# explainer - Saturday 9 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What on earth is going to happen in Westminster next week? Meaningful Vote

Explainer: What on earth is going to happen in Westminster next week?

There could be three crucial votes in the House of Commons from Tuesday onwards, with Brexit only a few weeks away.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean Tick Tock

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

# explainer - Monday 4 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today? Explainer

What are the new 'casual employment' laws that came into force today?

Zero-hour contracts are banned in most circumstances from today.

# explainer - Friday 1 March, 2019

From TheJournal.ie What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about? Heating Up

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?

Child safety expert Ian Elliott said that the organisation is “as safe as it can be and getting safer” – Tusla disagrees.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is facing a political scandal ... what's it all about? Political Crisis

Explainer: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is facing a political scandal ... what's it all about?

It centres around claims that a former attorney general was inappropriately pressured to prevent a prosecution.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation? Kashmir Dispute

Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?

The countries have been in a dispute for over 70 years in relation to the Kashmir region.

# explainer - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What could Ireland's abortion exclusion zones look like? Abortion Services

Explainer: What could Ireland's abortion exclusion zones look like?

The government aims to have draft legislation in place by the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems Islamic State

Statelessness: Here's how removing a person's nationality causes problems

People access their human rights through citizenship – without it, people can’t to go to school, get a job, or get married.

# explainer - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far? Explainer

Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?

Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

# explainer - Monday 18 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie The House of Commons has got a new group (not party), so what will it mean for Brexit votes? The Independent Group

The House of Commons has got a new group (not party), so what will it mean for Brexit votes?

Seven Labour MPs have split from the party.

# explainer - Saturday 16 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself Border Wall

Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself

The US president’s wall is far from a sure thing even now.

# explainer - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail? Explainer

What's going on with Jeff Bezos, a tabloid magazine, Donald Trump and alleged blackmail?

A heated dispute is ongoing in the US involving some very high profile figures.

From TheJournal.ie The Real Veal: Here's how to tell if your meat is Irish or not Explainer

The Real Veal: Here's how to tell if your meat is Irish or not

For fresh meats, the rules are clear. For processed meats, not so much.

From TheJournal.ie Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH Explainer

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH

The controversy over the costs of the project is just the latest in a series of problems to affect the project

# explainer - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Leo and Theresa are heading back to Brussels - but is there any hope for talks or is it Groundhog Day (again)? Malthouse Of Cards

Leo and Theresa are heading back to Brussels - but is there any hope for talks or is it Groundhog Day (again)?

Can the so-called Malthouse Compromise provide a basis for a breakthrough, or is the latest effort over before it begins?

# explainer - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Has the US been paying attention to Brexit and does the White House care? Special Relationship This post contains videos

Explainer: Has the US been paying attention to Brexit and does the White House care?

Politicians have only recently started talking about it and Trump hasn’t addressed it much.

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