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# explainer - Yesterday’s News

Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue
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Explainer: Here's what to know about the changes to Ireland's vaccination queue

Sun 12:02 AM 56,829 Views 35 Comments

The changes announced this week related to those with underlying health conditions.

# explainer - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Explainer: What do we know about the Covid-19 strain from Brazil that has arrived in Ireland?
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# What Is It?

Explainer: What do we know about the Covid-19 strain from Brazil that has arrived in Ireland?

Updated Feb 20th 2021, 1:38 PM 44,144 Views 93 Comments

Three cases of the variant from Brazil have been identified in Ireland.

'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?
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'Drastic action': Could the Facebook block of Australian news become an issue in other countries?

Feb 20th 2021, 10:30 AM 13,734 Views 60 Comments

A proposed law in Australia would compel internet companies to pay news organisations.

# explainer - Thursday 18 February, 2021

The Explainer: What's the latest with Ireland's vaccine rollout?
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The Explainer: What's the latest with Ireland's vaccine rollout?

Feb 18th 2021, 6:00 PM 12,535 Views 0 Comments

Not sure how many people have had their first vaccination, and how we compare to other countries? Let’s take a look in this week’s episode.

# explainer - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine could get approved in Europe next month - here's everything you need to know
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The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine could get approved in Europe next month - here's everything you need to know

Feb 17th 2021, 4:02 PM 25,032 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach said this one-dose jab will be “a big help” in Ireland’s vaccine rollout.

# explainer - Monday 8 February, 2021

'A bad week for the PSNI': How an arrest at a Belfast massacre memorial has put pressure on policing
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# Sean Graham Bookmakers

'A bad week for the PSNI': How an arrest at a Belfast massacre memorial has put pressure on policing

Feb 8th 2021, 4:45 PM 16,659 Views 15 Comments

Chief Constable Simon Byrne has apologised for the force’s conduct at the memorial.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial
# Starting Tomorrow
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# Starting Tomorrow

Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2021, 2:43 PM 10,968 Views 16 Comments

The proceedings are scheduled to begin tomorrow, just over a month since the deadly riot at the US Capitol.

# explainer - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Explainer: What's happening with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and older people in Ireland?
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Explainer: What's happening with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and older people in Ireland?

Feb 4th 2021, 12:15 PM 12,062 Views 4 Comments

The jab has been the subject of ongoing controversies in recent weeks.

# explainer - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?
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# Brexit

Explainer: Why has a row broken out over checks between GB and Northern Ireland?

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 33,937 Views 39 Comments
  • UK minister Michael Gove has asked the EU for a Northern Ireland transition period until 2023.
  • Simon Coveney conceded that some of the ways the Protocol is being implemented is causing problems.
  • SDLP MLA Colin McGrath said that there is a danger of any problem in Northern Ireland becoming a "green or orange" issue.

# explainer - Monday 1 February, 2021

Explainer: Why has the Myanmar military staged a coup and what happens next?
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Explainer: Why has the Myanmar military staged a coup and what happens next?

Feb 1st 2021, 1:28 PM 17,044 Views 5 Comments

The military today declared it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency.

# explainer - Friday 29 January, 2021

The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?
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The Explainer: Trump's second impeachment - what happens next, and what does it mean for his future?

Jan 29th 2021, 2:00 PM 21,046 Views 24 Comments

This impeachment hinges on the riot earlier this month in the US Capitol building, as Larry Donnelly explains.

# explainer - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
# Getting The Jab Done
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# Getting The Jab Done

Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?

Jan 28th 2021, 2:58 PM 27,501 Views 40 Comments

The global competition for Covid-19 vaccines is putting the EU and Britain on a post-Brexit collision course.

# explainer - Monday 18 January, 2021

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
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# CervicalCheck

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?

Jan 18th 2021, 6:40 AM 27,747 Views 2 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.

# explainer - Friday 15 January, 2021

Other countries have tried it, so what does the 'right to disconnect' actually mean?
# Work Life Balance
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# Work Life Balance

Other countries have tried it, so what does the 'right to disconnect' actually mean?

Jan 15th 2021, 11:42 AM 25,632 Views 24 Comments

A public consultation is currently underway in this country.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Timeline: Is there time to impeach Trump and could he be banned from running in the future?
# Grip On Power
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# Grip On Power

Timeline: Is there time to impeach Trump and could he be banned from running in the future?

Jan 12th 2021, 4:07 PM 26,244 Views 44 Comments

Joe Biden will be inaugurated as his successor next week.

# explainer - Monday 11 January, 2021

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
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Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,570 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

# explainer - Friday 8 January, 2021

Explainer: Here is how today's construction lockdown will impact building projects
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# Construction

Explainer: Here is how today's construction lockdown will impact building projects

Jan 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 31,658 Views 29 Comments

Despite the lockdown there are a number of construction projects that can continue.

Why is Brexit impacting deliveries to Ireland, and what else is being held up?
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Why is Brexit impacting deliveries to Ireland, and what else is being held up?

Jan 8th 2021, 4:11 PM 41,664 Views 38 Comments

How exactly is Brexit affecting food supply chains and trade routes – and will things settle down soon?

# explainer - Thursday 7 January, 2021

The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?
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The 25th Amendment: Could Trump be removed from office before Joe Biden's inauguration?

Jan 7th 2021, 12:50 PM 40,768 Views 33 Comments

Republicans and Democrats have floated the idea of removing Trump from the White House.

# explainer - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Explainer: Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council tomorrow - here's what it hopes it can achieve
# Ireland's Turn
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# Ireland's Turn

Explainer: Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council tomorrow - here's what it hopes it can achieve

Dec 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 9,405 Views 7 Comments

A sense of realism about what can actually be achieved and a focus on diplomacy will help to define Ireland’s latest stint on the UN Security Council.

# explainer - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

FactFind: How has Santa amended his Christmas preparations to cope with the pandemic?
# Elf And Safety
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# Elf And Safety

FactFind: How has Santa amended his Christmas preparations to cope with the pandemic?

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 10,919 Views 5 Comments

We’re assured not even a pandemic can quench the magic of Christmas.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Explainer: What we do and don't know about the new coronavirus strain reported in the UK
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# New Strain

Explainer: What we do and don't know about the new coronavirus strain reported in the UK

Dec 15th 2020, 1:47 PM 14,785 Views 11 Comments

The new variant has not been detected in Ireland to date.

# explainer - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Timeline: The appearances and disappearances of the mysterious monoliths around the world
# Strange Happenings
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# Strange Happenings

Timeline: The appearances and disappearances of the mysterious monoliths around the world

Dec 13th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,658 Views 17 Comments

A number of these tall, shiny, metal structures have popped up in various countries in recent weeks.

# explainer - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans
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# Questions Answered

Q&A: Answers to reader questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and Ireland's rollout plans

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,064 Views 29 Comments
  • We've been putting your questions to the experts and relevant government agencies as part of this new Q&A series.
  • In this first article we're addressing questions concerning people with serious medical conditions, indemnity and cold chain transport - amongst other subjects.

# explainer - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?
# Vaccine
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# Vaccine

Explainer: How has a Covid-19 vaccine been approved so quickly in the UK?

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:43 AM 35,993 Views 45 Comments

The UK has formally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19.

# explainer - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Mutiny in Number 10: What is going on in Boris Johnson's government and why does it matter?
# Cain Ain't Able
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# Cain Ain't Able

Mutiny in Number 10: What is going on in Boris Johnson's government and why does it matter?

Nov 12th 2020, 1:00 PM 26,169 Views 9 Comments

The Vote Leave staffer is leaving Downing Street at the end of the year.

The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?
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The Explainer: Did the polls get it right in the US election?

Nov 12th 2020, 6:45 AM 18,528 Views 30 Comments

We chat to polls expert Kevin Cunningham of TU Dublin to find out more.

# explainer - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Explainer: Why are Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking so long to count election votes?
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Explainer: Why are Pennsylvania and North Carolina taking so long to count election votes?

Nov 5th 2020, 2:04 PM 20,311 Views 1 Comment

Unsurprisingly, Covid-19 has played its part in the delay.

# explainer - Friday 30 October, 2020

Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?
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Q&A: Why was the Commission into Mother and Baby Homes set up and what did it examine?

Oct 30th 2020, 4:20 PM 23,886 Views 19 Comments

The commission is due to submit its final report today, over five years after it was set up.

# explainer - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge
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How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Oct 27th 2020, 1:32 PM 34,325 Views 64 Comments

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

# explainer - Thursday 22 October, 2020

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are
# A Reminder
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# A Reminder

The Level 5 restrictions have just kicked in - here's what they are

Oct 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 74,674 Views 49 Comments

Two households can meet outdoors for things like exercise, funerals allowed up to 25 mourners, and fines for breaching the rules.

# explainer - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?
# End Sars
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# End Sars

Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?

Oct 21st 2020, 1:32 PM 56,522 Views 8 Comments

Several people have been killed by security forces amid ongoing protests against police brutality.

# explainer - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'There is no benefit in rapid testing inter-county players,' as GAA to continue in Level 5
# Expert's View
# Expert's View

'There is no benefit in rapid testing inter-county players,' as GAA to continue in Level 5

Oct 20th 2020, 11:57 PM 6,078 Views 2 Comments

Professor Mary Horgan, who is part of the GAA’s Covid-19 advisory committee, discusses testing, matches in Level 5 and the low risk involved on the field.

# explainer - Saturday 17 October, 2020

The government's telling you to work from home - what if your boss insists you come in?
# Remote Working
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# Remote Working

The government's telling you to work from home - what if your boss insists you come in?

Oct 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 48,587 Views 56 Comments

Yesterday Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the government is looking at giving workers a right to request to work remotely.

# explainer - Friday 16 October, 2020

What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?
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What is the advice under Level 5 restrictions?

Oct 16th 2020, 5:09 PM 70,642 Views 79 Comments

It has changed a bit since the last time NPHET recommended Level 5.

# explainer - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?
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Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

Oct 14th 2020, 2:04 PM 14,271 Views 2 Comments

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

# explainer - Monday 12 October, 2020

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?
# Coronavirus
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# Coronavirus

Explainer: What are England's new Covid-19 restrictions, and how do they compare to Ireland?

Oct 12th 2020, 7:02 PM 40,340 Views 12 Comments

The new restrictions are expected to become law on Wednesday.

# explainer - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Explainer: There are now zero countries on the Green List - so how did that happen?
# Destination Nowhere
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# Destination Nowhere

Explainer: There are now zero countries on the Green List - so how did that happen?

Oct 8th 2020, 7:12 PM 73,866 Views 44 Comments

The list has had a controversial history and its days are now numbered.

Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?
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# Coronavirus

Explainer: What's the thinking behind banning pubs and restaurants in Scotland from serving alcohol indoors?

Oct 8th 2020, 3:49 PM 18,970 Views 5 Comments

Pubs, restaurants and cafés in most of Scotland are to be barred from selling alcohol indoors for more than two weeks.

# explainer - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?
# Nursing Homes
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# Nursing Homes

Explainer: What is the current situation with Covid-19 in nursing homes in Ireland?

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 10:53 PM 26,215 Views 20 Comments

NPHET raised concerns over outbreaks in nursing homes last weekend.

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