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#Explainer

# explainer - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation' Lebanon

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

# explainer - Friday 31 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What was the argument on Dáil speaking time all about? Shouting Match

Explainer: What was the argument on Dáil speaking time all about?

Before last night, speaking rights were assigned equally during the first round of a debate after Dáil reform in 2016.

# explainer - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work? Back To School

How will school pods and 'class bubbles' work?

The aim is that if a student contracts the virus, then only their pod or classroom would have to be sent home to self-isolate.

# explainer - Saturday 25 July, 2020

What happens if a GAA club gets shut down mid-championship?

It’s up to each county board to decide how they handle such a scenario.

# explainer - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel? Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel?

It was a long time coming but there’s still plenty of debate out there.

# explainer - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine? Podcast

The Explainer: How close is a Covid-19 vaccine?

We speak to one of the Oxford researchers working on a vaccine that has seen good results so far.

From TheJournal.ie The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel Explainer

The 'green list': How other island-based nations have handled the re-opening of international travel

Some island nations are doing comparatively well in suppressing the virus.

# explainer - Friday 10 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland? Nphet

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

# explainer - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work? Explainer

'A powerful tool': How does the new Covid-19 contact tracing app work?

The app launched late last night.

# explainer - Saturday 4 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments Pricey Trip

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments

Claimants would not be able to claim for the duration of their holiday and two weeks afterwards.

# explainer - Thursday 2 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel Essential Info

Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel

The government is advising people to avoid all unnecessary overseas travel.

# explainer - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Why has Leicester gone back into lockdown - and could the same thing happen in an Irish town? Explainer

Why has Leicester gone back into lockdown - and could the same thing happen in an Irish town?

Leicester has had one in ten of all confirmed cases of Covid-19 in England in the past week.

# explainer - Thursday 25 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work? Holliers

Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work?

Ireland is looking at creating travel corridors with other countries in Europe with similarly low levels of Covid-19, but there’s no certainty as of yet.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties? Explainer

Explainer: What happens if the Programme for Government is rejected by one of the three parties?

Ireland could be facing into a second election if the programme fails to pass through any of the three parties.

# explainer - Saturday 20 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat Explainer

A mix of pragmatism and idealism: What Ireland aims to achieve with its UN Security Council seat

On Wednesday evening, it was announced that Ireland had won a two-year stint on the UN Security Council.

# explainer - Friday 19 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's going on between North and South Korea and why are tensions rising again now? Korean Peninsula

Explainer: What's going on between North and South Korea and why are tensions rising again now?

Analysts say recent tensions come from North Korea’s desire to have sanctions eased.

# explainer - Thursday 18 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June? Explainer

Explainer: How will pubs and restaurants work when they reopen on 29 June?

Pubs and restaurants serving food are expected to reopen in Phase Three

# explainer - Friday 12 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Women make up the majority of Covid-19 deaths and confirmed cases in Ireland. Why? Explainer

Women make up the majority of Covid-19 deaths and confirmed cases in Ireland. Why?

“Whether it’s paid or unpaid, it’s women who are predominantly doing care work,” Orla O’Connor of the NWCI said.

# explainer - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Who killed Olof Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister assassinated in 1986? Explainer

Who killed Olof Palme, the Swedish Prime Minister assassinated in 1986?

Today, we might find out who Swedish prosecutors suspect of the killing.

# explainer - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them? Guidance

Explainer: What exactly is the latest advice on face masks and why you should wear them?

Dr Tony Holohan has said “we need to do better” in terms of the general public wearing face masks as recommended.

# explainer - Monday 8 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today Phase Two

What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today

From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.

# explainer - Saturday 6 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How 'examinership' works in Ireland (including how Saddam Hussein comes into it) Economic Downturn

Explainer: How 'examinership' works in Ireland (including how Saddam Hussein comes into it)

Experts believe the process could provide a lifeline for troubled businesses in the post-pandemic period.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial? Protests

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: How the extended pandemic payment schemes will work Explainer

Q&A: How the extended pandemic payment schemes will work

The schemes will last throughout the summer into August. Here’s what it all means.

# explainer - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The 213-year-old law Trump may invoke to deploy military troops in US states Explainer

Explainer: The 213-year-old law Trump may invoke to deploy military troops in US states

The US President said he will “solve the problem” for governors if they do not “dominate the streets”.

# explainer - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Everything you've always wanted to know about bonds but were afraid to ask Explainer

Explainer: Everything you've always wanted to know about bonds but were afraid to ask

The National Treasury Management Agency auctioned €1.5 billion of Irish government bonds last week.

# explainer - Friday 15 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed? Questions Answered

Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed?

Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and garages are due to open Monday.

# explainer - Thursday 14 May, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Phase One: Who's back to work and can you see your family if the government lifts the Covid-19 lockdown? Explainer

Phase One: Who's back to work and can you see your family if the government lifts the Covid-19 lockdown?

Cabinet is set to meet on Friday to discuss whether restrictions can be lifted.

# explainer - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted? Coronavirus

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

# explainer - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: No, 'Covid-19' doesn't mean there have been 18 other coronaviruses Coronavirus

Explainer: No, 'Covid-19' doesn't mean there have been 18 other coronaviruses

The name ‘Covid-19′ comes from the outbreak of the virus in December 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How does Ireland count Covid-19 deaths compared to other countries? It's All Relative

Explainer: How does Ireland count Covid-19 deaths compared to other countries?

There have been more than 700 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in Ireland so far.

# explainer - Monday 20 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are people protesting against Covid-19 lockdowns in the US? Coronavirus

Explainer: Why are people protesting against Covid-19 lockdowns in the US?

At one protest in Colorado, a woman shouted at a healthcare worker ‘You go to work, why can’t I go to work?’

# explainer - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why our positive Covid-19 numbers from Irish labs and those from a German lab are reported separately BACKLOG

Explainer: Why our positive Covid-19 numbers from Irish labs and those from a German lab are reported separately

Health officials say including the results from a German lab in ‘new cases’ would skew the curve.

# explainer - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The UK doesn't have the equivalent of a tánaiste, so who's in charge right now? Boris Johnson This post contains videos

Explainer: The UK doesn't have the equivalent of a tánaiste, so who's in charge right now?

Dominic Raab is deputising for Boris Johnson, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.

# explainer - Friday 3 April, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is a viral load and does it impact on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms? Coronavirus

Explainer: What is a viral load and does it impact on the severity of Covid-19 symptoms?

Concerns were raised on social media in relation to the viral load that would be contracted by healthcare workers.

# explainer - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial? Rule By Decree

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

# explainer - Monday 23 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: How long can Covid-19 survive on plastic, metal and other surfaces? Explainer

Coronavirus: How long can Covid-19 survive on plastic, metal and other surfaces?

Studies suggest that the virus can live for days outside the body, depending on the surface.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

After the Euros' postponement, what happens now to the McCarthy-Kenny succession plan? Explainer This post contains a poll

After the Euros' postponement, what happens now to the McCarthy-Kenny succession plan?

The current Ireland manager’s contract is due to expire this July.

# explainer - Thursday 12 March, 2020

From TheJournal.ie The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now Covid-19

The Chief Medical Officer on why the government is taking 'unprecedented' coronavirus measures now

Health Minister Simon Harris said that it was based on crucial advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.

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