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# explainer - Monday 22 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The CAO offers are out now - What happens next? Explainer

The CAO offers are out now - What happens next?

Here’s all you need to know

# explainer - Sunday 14 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal What's Going On?

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal

The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.

# explainer - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing Explainer This post contains videos

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

# explainer - Friday 5 August, 2016

From The42 A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics Explainer

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.

# explainer - Thursday 4 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio? Explainer

# explainer - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why is there a coup happening in Turkey? Explainer

Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?

Why is this happening? TheJournal.ie takes a look at the background.

# explainer - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Mick Wallace's abortion bill and why is it causing so much controversy? Explainer

# explainer - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's president could be out on her ear - here's why CorruptionCabana

Brazil's president could be out on her ear - here's why

Dilma Rousseff is in serious trouble.

# explainer - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 Everything you need to know about Saturday's huge game that's worth £170m to the winners Explainer

Everything you need to know about Saturday's huge game that's worth £170m to the winners

It’s Middlesbrough versus Brighton and there’s an automatic Premier League place on the line.

From The42 Here's what needs to happen for Man United to seal a Champions League spot Explainer

Here's what needs to happen for Man United to seal a Champions League spot

We also look at the possible ramifications that would enable West Ham to gain an unlikely top-four place.

# explainer - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

# explainer - Monday 18 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what Leicester now need to guarantee a first-ever Premier League triumph Explainer

Here's what Leicester now need to guarantee a first-ever Premier League triumph

We look at all the possible permutations as the title race approaches its climax.

# explainer - Sunday 17 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why? Media Controversy

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# explainer - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 How Man United could finish 4th and still not qualify for the Champions League Explainer

How Man United could finish 4th and still not qualify for the Champions League

The Red Devils’ fans will likely be rooting against Liverpool and Man City for the remainder of their respective European campaigns.

# explainer - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why do people steal rhino horn? Explainer

Why do people steal rhino horn?

Members of a gang linked to Limerick were sentenced yesterday.

# explainer - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday? Explainer

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

From The42 Sharapova’s failed dope test shines light on Meldonium Explainer

Sharapova’s failed dope test shines light on Meldonium

The drug is manufactured in Latvia and prescribed to treat heart disease.

# explainer - Monday 7 March, 2016

From The42 As Ireland’s World Cup campaign gets under way, here’s everything you need to know Taking On The World

As Ireland’s World Cup campaign gets under way, here’s everything you need to know

The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.

# explainer - Sunday 28 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘Fine Fáil’ and 6 other things you need to know about this election Day Two

‘Fine Fáil’ and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

# explainer - Friday 26 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here’s the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election Rock The Vote

Here’s the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

# explainer - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

# explainer - Sunday 14 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo Aleppo Explainer

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo

Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?

# explainer - Friday 12 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie P60 – What do I need to know before I banish it to the back of a drawer? Explainer

P60 – What do I need to know before I banish it to the back of a drawer?

P60 forms are often ‘filed’ in a drawer never to be seen again. However, it’s an important document.

# explainer - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up? Let's Get Fiscal

Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up?

Warning: There is a lot of fiscal space in this article.

# explainer - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone? The Great British Break Up This post contains videos

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone?

A deal for increased powers for Britain hasn’t received much backing.

# explainer - Monday 1 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter? Explainer

What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight Explainer

Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight

New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.

# explainer - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Who is Michael Lowry and what’s everyone’s problem with him? Explainer

Who is Michael Lowry and what’s everyone’s problem with him?

The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?

# explainer - Friday 22 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the ‘brain-shrinking’ virus now appearing in the US Explainer

What you need to know about the ‘brain-shrinking’ virus now appearing in the US

The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.

# explainer - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There’s going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists’ phone records Explainer

There’s going to be a review into the law allowing Gsoc to access journalists’ phone records

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that it was of fundamental importance that journalists be able to carry out their work unhindered.

# explainer - Monday 18 January, 2016

From The42 Outside chance for Munster? How the Champions Cup 1/4 final shake-up stands Explainer

Outside chance for Munster? How the Champions Cup 1/4 final shake-up stands

The quarter-final countdown is on, so we dusted off the scientific calculator to see who is likely to go in to the last eight.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Why Jerry Hall’s marriage to Mick Jagger wasn’t really a marriage Explainer

Why Jerry Hall’s marriage to Mick Jagger wasn’t really a marriage

Reports on her recent engagement to Rupert Murdoch have made references to an unusual “first marriage”.

# explainer - Monday 11 January, 2016

From The42 Here’s what Ulster and Connacht need to happen to reach their European quarter-finals Explainer

Here’s what Ulster and Connacht need to happen to reach their European quarter-finals

A few wins could make everything quite straightforward.

From TheJournal.ie How will the new fine payment law coming into force today affect you? Explainer

How will the new fine payment law coming into force today affect you?

Jail time for fine defaulters will be considered only as a last resort under the legislation.

# explainer - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What is a hydrogen bomb? North Korea

What is a hydrogen bomb?

It generates temperatures similar to those found at the sun’s core.

# explainer - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines Explainer

‘I prefer young women’: Why this MP’s colourful personal life is making headlines

Labour’s Simon Danczuk has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.

# explainer - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Who is ‘Slab’ Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin? Explainer

Who is ‘Slab’ Murphy and why is he causing problems for Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin?

Explainer: Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin are facing more awkward questions. Here’s why…

# explainer - Saturday 12 December, 2015

From Business ETC Everything you ever wanted to know about Snapchat (but were afraid to ask) Snap Happy

Everything you ever wanted to know about Snapchat (but were afraid to ask)

Now you have no excuse not to use it.

# explainer - Friday 11 December, 2015

From The42 Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s Euro 2016 draw Over To Paris

Here’s everything you need to know about Ireland’s Euro 2016 draw

The Boys in Green will finally discover their group opponents for the European Championships next summer.

# explainer - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria Explainer This post contains videos

The case for war: Reasons for and against bombing Islamic State in Syria

MPs will vote on airstrikes today.

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