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#Explainer

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel Winner Takes Some

How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel

Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.

# explainer - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US? Keep The Change

Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US?

There was quite a reaction to the new iPhone’s price tag of $999.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum Explainer

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# explainer - Sunday 10 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row Election Explainer This post contains videos

Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row

The German Chancellor is likely to continue leading Europe’s largest economy.

# explainer - Saturday 19 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the future of Cork hinges on a deal between the City Council and County Council Real Border Problem

Explainer: Why the future of Cork hinges on a deal between the City Council and County Council

A government report has said Cork may lose its status as Ireland’s “second city” unless changes are urgently made to council boundaries.

# explainer - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US? Explainer

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

# explainer - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The legends behind the Kerry festival that crowns a goat every year Puck Fair

The legends behind the Kerry festival that crowns a goat every year

What’s with the royal goat?

# explainer - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's all this about contaminated eggs, and are we at risk here in Ireland? Eggsplainer

Explainer: What's all this about contaminated eggs, and are we at risk here in Ireland?

The EU has urged nations to stop “blaming and shaming” each other over who is responsible.

# explainer - Sunday 30 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election Constituent Assembly

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# explainer - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work

All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there Timeline

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

# explainer - Sunday 23 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance? Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# explainer - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them Running Out Of Time

Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that talks with An Post have broken down, and is urging the government to take action.

# explainer - Monday 17 July, 2017

Sky Sports is rolling out new channels tomorrow but what does it mean for Irish viewers?

The 10-channel package will debut on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the questions on water charges you want answered Explainer

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

From TheJournal.ie How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation? Explainer

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?

Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.

# explainer - Saturday 15 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again? Coining It

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

# explainer - Friday 14 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached? Paul Murphy

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# explainer - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is this 'rainy day fund' we keep hearing about? Money Money Money

# explainer - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Trump's travel ban comes into effect today: what impact will it have? Explainer

Trump's travel ban comes into effect today: what impact will it have?

After months of legal wrangling, a stripped-down version of Trump’s travel ban is to come into effect.

# explainer - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict? Proxy War This post contains videos

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict?

Syria’s war is entering a vital phase.

# explainer - Friday 23 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get? Fifty Shades Of Brexit

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?

It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?

# explainer - Friday 16 June, 2017

Here’s how the next All-Ireland football qualifier draw will work

The four Round 2A qualifier games will take place on the weekend of 1-2 July.

# explainer - Monday 12 June, 2017

Explainer: What Ireland now need to do to qualify for World Cup 2018 Fyi

Explainer: What Ireland now need to do to qualify for World Cup 2018

Group D remains tight with each team having four games to play.

# explainer - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it? Crisis In The Gulf

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

# explainer - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Election Day: Here's what to watch for as voters decide on Corbyn v May Explainer This post contains videos

Election Day: Here's what to watch for as voters decide on Corbyn v May

It’s election day in the UK.

# explainer - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

GAA unveils proposals for restructuring of All-Ireland senior, U21 and minor hurling championships

The proposed format is to be considered by Central Council next week and if it gets the go ahead a Special Congress will be called later this year.

# explainer - Thursday 25 May, 2017

What United winning the Europa League means for next season's Champions League

They’re the first team not named Sevilla to benefit from the extra incentive of a Champions League spot.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter? Homelessness

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

# explainer - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie From 'Lock her up' to 'You're Fired': The incredible timeline of Trump, Comey, Clinton and Russia American Grime Story This post contains videos

From 'Lock her up' to 'You're Fired': The incredible timeline of Trump, Comey, Clinton and Russia

US President Donald Trump yesterday fired FBI Director James Comey.

# explainer - Saturday 6 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election Explainer

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Could a row over Trump's wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it? Explainer

Could a row over Trump's wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it?

A senior Democrat thinks the President has thrown a “monkey wrench” into talks. What happens next?

# explainer - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie France had a presidential election yesterday...now what happens? Le Explainer

France had a presidential election yesterday...now what happens?

And why does it matter?

# explainer - Saturday 22 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president Explainer

Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president

The topsy-turvy election means the result is next to impossible to predict.

# explainer - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening? Presidential Powers

Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening?

Over 55.3 million Turks are able to vote in the referendum on sweeping changes to the president’s role.

# explainer - Friday 14 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya Abuse

Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya

As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.

# explainer - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why are tempers flaring about it? Warmongering

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why are tempers flaring about it?

There had been suggestions made that the UK would be “prepared to go to war” over Gibraltar.

# explainer - Thursday 30 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night? Explainer

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

# explainer - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open Finger On The Pulse

This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open

The massaging of figures is now feared to extend into other garda departments.

# explainer - Monday 6 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election Three Week Deadline

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election

If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.

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