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The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?
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The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?

Thu 7:00 PM 6,952 Views 9 Comments

On this week’s podcast, we explain more – and producer Nicky Ryan takes an antigen test during recording.

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?
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The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?

May 7th 2021, 8:04 PM 5,231 Views 2 Comments

On this week’s podcast episode, we look at how working from home might work in a post-Covid world.

Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know
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Donald Trump could be allowed to return to Facebook today - here's what you need to know

May 5th 2021, 6:10 AM 11,273 Views 0 Comments

The Facebook Oversight Board will rule on Trump’s ongoing ban this afternoon.

Leaks, refurbs and lockdown outbursts: Why is pressure mounting on Boris Johnson?
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Leaks, refurbs and lockdown outbursts: Why is pressure mounting on Boris Johnson?

Apr 28th 2021, 6:00 PM 15,233 Views 10 Comments

Johnson’s refurbishment of his Downing Street flat is to be investigated by the Electoral Commission.

Explainer: Why is India shattering global coronavirus infection records?
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Explainer: Why is India shattering global coronavirus infection records?

Apr 22nd 2021, 6:13 PM 33,628 Views 22 Comments

The country has confirmed 15.9 million cases of infection, the second highest after the United States, and 184,657 deaths.

The Explainer: Why did everyone hit the roof over plans for a football Super League?
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The Explainer: Why did everyone hit the roof over plans for a football Super League?

Apr 21st 2021, 5:30 PM 10,125 Views 10 Comments

Don’t worry if you don’t have a clue – this week’s podcast will explain.

Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far
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Explainer: What is known about the AstraZeneca blood clot reports so far

Apr 8th 2021, 2:54 PM 21,306 Views 16 Comments

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is to decide if further advice needs to be issued about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
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Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,700 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

Why did some Irish MEPs vote against an 'urgency' proposal for the EU's Digital Green Certificates?
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Why did some Irish MEPs vote against an 'urgency' proposal for the EU's Digital Green Certificates?

Apr 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 29,269 Views 36 Comments

Some MEPs voted against skipping the committee stage, where legislation underpinning the Certificates would be scrutinised.

Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?
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Not so rosy in the garden: Why are the Greens arguing amongst themselves again and why does it matter?

Mar 25th 2021, 6:34 PM 21,306 Views 26 Comments

A row about a Seanad by-election has stolen attention away from a big political win – here’s why.

The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?
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The Explainer: Why is there talk of an EU-UK 'vaccine war'?

Mar 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,428 Views 19 Comments

What’s going on? We take a look in this week’s episode.

British papers warn of 'vaccine war' as EU-UK stand-off becomes increasingly tense
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British papers warn of 'vaccine war' as EU-UK stand-off becomes increasingly tense

Mar 22nd 2021, 9:59 AM 37,138 Views 103 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has raised the option of an export ban.

Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?
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Explainer: What is the Taoiseach's Shared Island Unit up to?

Mar 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,491 Views 18 Comments

Cross-border transport, Ulster University’s Magee campus, and an all-island research hub are some of the concrete proposals the Unit are looking at.

Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland
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Explainer: What we know so far about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine pause in Ireland

Mar 15th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,329 Views 27 Comments

The pause followed an alert from Norwegian authorities about four serious blood clotting cases.

Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine
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Explainer: Here's what we know about Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine

Mar 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,675 Views 40 Comments

The vaccine is expected to get the green light from the EU regulator on Thursday.

Covid Placentitis: what we know about the condition that may have caused four stillbirths in Ireland
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Covid Placentitis: what we know about the condition that may have caused four stillbirths in Ireland

Mar 5th 2021, 4:58 PM 22,411 Views 16 Comments

NPHET reported the possible cases of the condition last night.

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

Feb 28th 2021, 12:02 AM 69,277 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 20th 2021, 1:38 PM 44,477 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 13,793 Views 59 Comments

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

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 12,599 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.

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 26,517 Views 13 Comments

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

'A bad week for the PSNI': How an arrest at a Belfast massacre memorial has put pressure on policing
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'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 16,802 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
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Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2021, 2:43 PM 10,989 Views 16 Comments

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

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 13,271 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2021, 5:14 PM 34,207 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: 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 17,069 Views 5 Comments

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

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 21,086 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2021, 2:58 PM 27,746 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2021, 6:40 AM 28,670 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jan 15th 2021, 11:42 AM 26,330 Views 24 Comments

A public consultation is currently underway in this country.

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

Jan 12th 2021, 4:07 PM 26,247 Views 44 Comments

Joe Biden will be inaugurated as his successor next week.

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 17,628 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 33,001 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 43,112 Views 38 Comments

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

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 40,785 Views 33 Comments

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

Explainer: Ireland takes its seat on the UN Security Council tomorrow - here's what it hopes it can achieve
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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 9,438 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.

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

Dec 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 10,926 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2020, 1:47 PM 14,797 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 13th 2020, 9:30 AM 31,861 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 47,516 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.
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