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# 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

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.

# explainer - Friday 24 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam? Vx

Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam?

Stockpiled by the US in huge quantities during the Cold War, VX is perhaps 10 times as powerful as the Sarin toxin.

# explainer - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Guerin, Fennelly, O'Higgins and O'Neill: A quick guide to garda whistleblowing Timeline This post contains videos

Guerin, Fennelly, O'Higgins and O'Neill: A quick guide to garda whistleblowing

Sometimes they can be difficult to digest.

# explainer - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees We Had A Deal

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

# explainer - Sunday 29 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea Disputed Territory

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea

Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.

# explainer - Saturday 28 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know Explainer

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

# explainer - Friday 27 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change Home Care Deal

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

# explainer - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump is getting serious about his border wall. Could it actually happen? Explainer

# explainer - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The pen is mightier: How US Presidents lay down the law by executive order Explainer This post contains videos

The pen is mightier: How US Presidents lay down the law by executive order

The orders make it clear to federal agencies what the presidents want.

# explainer - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

We broke out the calculators and a crystal ball to clarify what you should be rooting for over the next fortnight.

# explainer - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster claims the scandal engulfing her is 'because she's a woman', so what's the truth? Misogyny Claim

Arlene Foster claims the scandal engulfing her is 'because she's a woman', so what's the truth?

The ‘cash for ash’ scandal continues to burn.

# explainer - Friday 23 December, 2016

All you need to know about the Championship striker linked with an Ireland call-up Fyi This post contains videos

All you need to know about the Championship striker linked with an Ireland call-up

The name Lukas Jutkiewicz will likely sound unfamiliar to most Irish fans,.

# explainer - Friday 9 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’ Bizarre Lawsuit

Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’

The suit alleges that not allowing the embryos to be born is “depriving them of their inheritance”.

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