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From TheJournal.ie Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works Explainer

Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?

From TheJournal.ie Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead Explainer

Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead

The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament? Ep2019

Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament?

Here’s what you can expect of the people you’re voting for on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you Explainer

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you

The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them? Rent

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen? Case For The Defence

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

From TheJournal.ie WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know Spyware

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system? Explainer

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

From TheJournal.ie National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012 2012-2019

National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012

The government has finally approved the National Broadband Plan.

From TheJournal.ie European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for? Hey Eu

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal Leaking

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

From TheJournal.ie Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on? Crisis Point

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?

The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.

From TheJournal.ie Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections? Ode To Joy

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission Explainer

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who is Pete Buttigieg, the millennial mayor who's the breakout star of the Democratic race? Mayor Pete
From TheJournal.ie A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next? Flextension

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

From TheJournal.ie How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees? PAC Mentality

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy? Garda Scandal

Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?

Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own? Flextension

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's Paschal Donohoe's plan for Local Property Tax and how will it affect your wallet? Changes

Explainer: What's Paschal Donohoe's plan for Local Property Tax and how will it affect your wallet?

Changes to the Local Property Tax are delayed for another year – but are higher bills on the way?

From TheJournal.ie Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help The Explainer

Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help

Why does Europe want to scrap seasonal clock changes? Will Ireland have to?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What are all these rows about carbon tax about and will I end up paying more? Carbon Tax

Explainer: What are all these rows about carbon tax about and will I end up paying more?

The Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has approved a recommendation to quadruple the tax to €80 per tonne by 2030

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like? National Question

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now? Divided Kingdom

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor? Jussie Smollett

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals Explainer

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Indicative votes result: MPs vote against all 8 Brexit options, including a no-deal Dismay

Indicative votes result: MPs vote against all 8 Brexit options, including a no-deal

None of the votes are binding, however.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit? Deal Or No Deal

Explainer: Indicative votes ahead as MPs 'take back control' - but will it make a difference to Brexit?

Theresa May wanted a meaningful vote this week, but instead has a series of indicative votes instead.

From TheJournal.ie To impeach or not to impeach? What the Mueller report means for Democrats Mueller's Genuine Draft

To impeach or not to impeach? What the Mueller report means for Democrats

The report hasn’t recommended any more indictments, but that’s not the end of it.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here are the key findings of the Mueller report into Russian collusion Donald Trump

Explainer: Here are the key findings of the Mueller report into Russian collusion

The US President has claimed “total vindication”, but here’s what his Attorney General’s summary of the report says.

From The42 Football state of play: What teams are promoted and relegated after dramatic final day? Explainer
From TheJournal.ie Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end? Unfortunate Events

Brexit: What just happened and how could all of this finally end?

Or how a series of unfortunate events ruined Theresa May’s week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why British soldiers won't face charges over the 12 other Bloody Sunday killings PPS

Explainer: Why British soldiers won't face charges over the 12 other Bloody Sunday killings

Only one soldier is being charged in relation to two killings. Here’s why more charges aren’t being brought.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why, almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, ex-British soldiers could face murder charges Explainer

Explainer: Why, almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, ex-British soldiers could face murder charges

After years of investigations from the PSNI, soldiers are set to be told today whether they’ll face prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work? Lisa Smith

Explainer: How can the return of Islamic State members to their home countries work?

The government here has said Lisa Smith, who was married to an Islamic State fighter, can come home.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe? Grounded

Explainer: Why are aviation officials grounding the Boeing 737 Max across Europe?

Authorities around the world have grounded the Boeing Max 737 following a crash on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next? Explainer

Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?

The UK and EU last night announced a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What on earth is going to happen in Westminster next week? Meaningful Vote

Explainer: What on earth is going to happen in Westminster next week?

There could be three crucial votes in the House of Commons from Tuesday onwards, with Brexit only a few weeks away.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean Tick Tock

Explainer: Here's what scrapping seasonal clock changes will mean

It’s a choice now between brighter evenings or brighter mornings.

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