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From TheJournal.ie Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014 Behind The News

Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and abortion: the facts Behind The News

Ireland and abortion: the facts

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: how the Norwegian courts operate Behind The News

Explainer: how the Norwegian courts operate

Why do officials shake hands with the accused? What is a lay judge?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why can’t we cure cancer? Behind The News

Explainer: Why can’t we cure cancer?

We pour millions into cancer research. So where is it actually getting us?

From TheJournal.ie An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts Behind The News

An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts

This week’s earthquake in Donegal had us wondering whether Ireland needs to worry about more of the same occurring – and the answer is a resounding yes.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are Tibetan monks setting themselves on fire? Behind The News

Explainer: Why are Tibetan monks setting themselves on fire?

In the past year, sixteen former Tibetan monks or nuns have died by suicide after setting themselves on fire. But why?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is/Who are the Taliban? Behind The News

Explainer: What is/Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban – terrorist group or political entity?