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# explainer - This month November 2022

Could Mastodon take over from Twitter - and how do you join?
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Could Mastodon take over from Twitter - and how do you join?

Nov 7th 2022, 3:44 PM 27,835 Views 31 Comments

We explain why the decentralised social media site is now in favour, and what makes it different.

Still no clarity on an election date in Northern Ireland, what's going on?
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Still no clarity on an election date in Northern Ireland, what's going on?

Updated Nov 2nd 2022, 4:05 PM 9,997 Views 4 Comments

The NI Secretary has faced criticism for failing to provide clarity on whether he will call an election.

# explainer - Last month October 2022

The Explainer: What’s the story with the women’s football World Cup?
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The Explainer: What’s the story with the women’s football World Cup?

Oct 21st 2022, 6:00 PM 3,313 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear The42.ie reporter Emma Duffy explain.

Mortgage lending limits: What will the new Central Bank announcements mean for you?
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Mortgage lending limits: What will the new Central Bank announcements mean for you?

Oct 19th 2022, 6:12 PM 10,947 Views 14 Comments

An easing of lending restrictions announced today will make a mortgage more accessible for first-time buyers

Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?
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# Truss Issues

Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?

Oct 18th 2022, 3:33 PM 13,288 Views 7 Comments

The British Prime Minister is battling to save her position despite several Tory MPs publicly calling for her to resign.

Disconnection moratorium: How will pay-as-you-go customers be impacted this winter?
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Disconnection moratorium: How will pay-as-you-go customers be impacted this winter?

Oct 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,959 Views 12 Comments

The matter has been before the Dáil on multiple occasions in the last two weeks.

The Explainer: What will Putin's next steps be in his invasion of Ukraine?
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The Explainer: What will Putin's next steps be in his invasion of Ukraine?

Oct 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,830 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear retired army officer Senator Tom Clonan explain what’s going on.

How Ireland could still qualify for the Euros even if they finish bottom of their group
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How Ireland could still qualify for the Euros even if they finish bottom of their group

Oct 10th 2022, 12:00 PM 13,182 Views 4 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side were handed a tough draw, with Netherlands and France the favourites to progress.

The Explainer: What's happening in Brazil's closely-fought election?
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The Explainer: What's happening in Brazil's closely-fought election?

Oct 7th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,358 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear journalist Sam Cowie, who’s based in Sao Paulo, explain.

Explainer: What is meningitis and what are the signs and symptoms to look out for?
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# Meningitis

Explainer: What is meningitis and what are the signs and symptoms to look out for?

Oct 6th 2022, 3:37 PM 12,188 Views 1 Comment

While meningitis can affect anyone, it is most common in infancy and early childhood.

# explainer - September September 2022

Timeline: How the tracker mortgage scandal unfolded in Ireland
# Tracker Mortgages
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# Tracker Mortgages

Timeline: How the tracker mortgage scandal unfolded in Ireland

Sep 29th 2022, 1:09 PM 7,807 Views 0 Comments

Bank of Ireland has been fined €100,520,000 by the Central Bank for its role in the controversy.

Explainer: Why the UK's chaotic financial markets forced the Bank of England to step in
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# Bond Buying

Explainer: Why the UK's chaotic financial markets forced the Bank of England to step in

Sep 28th 2022, 6:20 PM 21,721 Views 14 Comments

The Bank intervened to try to bring surging yields in government bonds under control as they spiralled higher.

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter
# Immunology
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# Immunology

Explainer: What you need to know about the new adapted Covid vaccines heading into winter

Sep 26th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,536 Views 26 Comments

Professor of Immunology Christine Loscher says the new jabs work ‘specifically against Omicron’.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?
# In The Weeds
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# In The Weeds

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 7:45 PM 5,717 Views 0 Comments

Reporter Anthea Lacchia and campaigner James Walsh tell Susan Daly about how almost all councils are still using pesticides.

Explainer: The Swedish right are likely taking over, but what does it mean for Europe?
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# Swedish Election

Explainer: The Swedish right are likely taking over, but what does it mean for Europe?

Sep 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 24,429 Views 37 Comments

The country’s right-wing bloc is expected to oust the incumbent Social Democrats.

Explainer: Contempt of court and the potential for an indefinite prison term
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Explainer: Contempt of court and the potential for an indefinite prison term

Sep 11th 2022, 8:30 AM 18,928 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s contempt of court laws are derived from the ancient Common Law catalogue of past case law.

Energy-saving tips: How can you tell which appliances use the most power?
# Puzzle Pieces
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# Puzzle Pieces

Energy-saving tips: How can you tell which appliances use the most power?

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:10 AM 70,487 Views 62 Comments

If you’re looking to cut down your energy consumption, here are a few tips to figure out where it adds up.

Ireland's World Cup play-off route - and what they need now to clinch a seeded place
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Ireland's World Cup play-off route - and what they need now to clinch a seeded place

Sep 2nd 2022, 2:46 PM 18,463 Views 3 Comments

A complex, convoluted route lies ahead.

# explainer - This year 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?
# Holy Land
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# Holy Land

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?

Aug 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 7,160 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how over €90 million worth of properties were sold.

The Explainer: Is Ireland facing the threat of winter power blackouts?
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The Explainer: Is Ireland facing the threat of winter power blackouts?

Aug 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,139 Views 0 Comments

Listen to hear Muireann Lynch from the ESRI explain.

Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?
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# Housing Crisis

Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?

Aug 9th 2022, 2:52 PM 18,797 Views 32 Comments

The number of evictions this year has increased significantly, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

Explainer: Is Ireland heading into another recession?
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Explainer: Is Ireland heading into another recession?

Jul 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 42,075 Views 33 Comments

Economist Stephen Kinsella explains the risks and the potential long-term fallout.

The Explainer: Is Ireland heading towards another recession?
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The Explainer: Is Ireland heading towards another recession?

Jul 28th 2022, 5:10 PM 20,042 Views 15 Comments

This week we discussed how different a possible recession could look compared to the post-2008 downturn.

Labour leader Keir Starmer accused of 'own goal' for sacking an MP after he joined a rail picket
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Labour leader Keir Starmer accused of 'own goal' for sacking an MP after he joined a rail picket

Jul 28th 2022, 3:30 PM 17,517 Views 36 Comments

The British Labour leader has been accused of turning ‘a Tory transport crisis into a Labour story’.

Shamrock Rovers to face champions of North Macedonia in Europa League
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Shamrock Rovers to face champions of North Macedonia in Europa League

Jul 26th 2022, 11:07 PM 6,604 Views 1 Comment

We explain Rovers’ route to group stage football following their Champions League exit.

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet
# Hitting The Ceiling
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# Hitting The Ceiling

Crunch time for coalition as agriculture emissions divide parties ahead of Cabinet

Updated Jul 25th 2022, 7:02 PM 21,190 Views 80 Comments

Cabinet ministers may approve sectoral targets for reducing emissions on Wednesday – but only if a dispute over agriculture can be resolved.

Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
# Breakdown
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Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions

Jul 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,839 Views 62 Comments

There’s been push and pull within government over the limits, especially in relation to agriculture.

The Explainer: Will Dublin’s metro actually be built this time around?
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The Explainer: Will Dublin’s metro actually be built this time around?

Jul 15th 2022, 10:45 AM 8,085 Views 10 Comments

Listen in to hear public transport expert Brian Caulfield of Trinity College Dublin explain.

Explainer: How 'deeply controversial' planning law changes could lead to 'years of litigation'
# What's The Rush?
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# What's The Rush?

Explainer: How 'deeply controversial' planning law changes could lead to 'years of litigation'

Jul 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 23,387 Views 10 Comments
  • A proposed Bill with last-minute amendments impacting judicial reviews is being voted on tonight
  • These could cause 'serious legal issues', with one 'incompatible' with EU law, a solicitor told Noteworthy
  • Changes criticised by politicians and environmental NGOs but welcomed by construction industry
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
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# Factory Farm

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?

Jul 9th 2022, 9:30 AM 3,643 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly about concerns over the cross-border poultry manure trade.

The Explainer: Why are energy prices still going up?
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The Explainer: Why are energy prices still going up?

Jul 7th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,251 Views 2 Comments

Listen in to our interview with Daragh Cassidy of Bonkers.ie to find out more.

Here's everything you need to know about Euro 2022
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Here's everything you need to know about Euro 2022

Jul 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 16,074 Views 0 Comments

The tournament begins at Old Trafford on Wednesday as hosts England face Austria.

The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
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The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws

Jul 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 9,075 Views 19 Comments

The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.

The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
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The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,431 Views 9 Comments

Listen in to our interview with Dr David Kenny of Trinity College School of Law to find out more.

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?
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Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?

Jun 30th 2022, 1:00 PM 4,422 Views 1 Comment

…And where has Ireland received – and given back to the whole process?

From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
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From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU

Jun 24th 2022, 9:30 PM 9,044 Views 7 Comments

Vote to make Ukraine an official candidate for the EU hailed as “defining moment” – but the journey has just begun.

The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be
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The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade: Here's what the impact will be

Jun 24th 2022, 4:32 PM 20,849 Views 20 Comments

Concerns about Roe v. Wade were first raised after a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked.

The European Parliament has the second largest electorate in the world. How does it actually work?
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The European Parliament has the second largest electorate in the world. How does it actually work?

Jun 16th 2022, 8:00 PM 6,927 Views 8 Comments

Historically, the Parliament lacked legislative power – but the Lisbon Treaty aimed to fix that.

The Explainer: Why have homeless figures risen in Ireland?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: Why have homeless figures risen in Ireland?

Jun 16th 2022, 6:31 PM 4,302 Views 3 Comments

We speak to Mike Allen from Focus Ireland to find out more.

Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?
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Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?

Jun 9th 2022, 6:22 PM 22,973 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach has said a referendum wouldn’t be required – constitutional law experts disagree.

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