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From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment? Podcast

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case? Podcast

The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?

Mr Justice Paul McDermott would have given careful consideration to the sentences imposed in this difficult case.

From TheJournal.ie 'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis Essex

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?

We look at the ‘push and pull’ factors and the deadly risks people are forced to take.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now? Podcast

The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now?

We round it all up for you on the latest episode of our podcast.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing? Podcast

The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?

We look at how legislation passed in Westminster is set to change abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal? Podcast

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What is this carbon tax you have to pay - and how does it work? Podcast
From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached? Podcast

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted? Podcast

The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted?

In the wake of the recent attack on Kevin Lunney, we look at what has been having in relation to the company.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat? The Explainer

The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat?

We speak to a food expert and a beef farmer who’s also a journalist.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison? The Explainer

The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?

In the wake of the release of Tom Humphries, there has been much discussion around the treatment of sex offenders post-release. We talk to two experts on this week’s episode.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange? The Explainer

The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?

And why haven’t we dug the entire Boyne Valley up to find more?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop? Podcast

The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?

This week on The Explainer podcast, we look at the backstop, and why it is such a major issue for Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland?

We discuss the ruling that led to the shock decision on this week’s podcast.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why was there such controversy over Lizzo’s ticket sales? The Explainer

The Explainer: Why was there such controversy over Lizzo’s ticket sales?

Why did Lizzo tickets sell out so fast – and what’s happening with ticket reselling legislation?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

And what can be done to fix the industry?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What's behind the Drogheda feud? Louth

The Explainer: What's behind the Drogheda feud?

Ending a cycle of violence like this isn’t easy, and often requires a community-wide approach.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How Patrick Nevin was found guilty in the 'Tinder rape case' Podcast

The Explainer: How Patrick Nevin was found guilty in the 'Tinder rape case'

We look at the Patrick Nevin court case which saw him being found guilty of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: The story of the Ana Kriegel trial Podcast

The Explainer: The story of the Ana Kriegel trial

A look at the trial which found two 14-year-old boys guilty of the murder of teenager Ana Kriegel.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony? Podcast

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why was there controversy over Katie Taylor's recent win? The Explainer

The Explainer: Why was there controversy over Katie Taylor's recent win?

In this week’s episode, we take a look at why the win is being appealed, and how judging in boxing works.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival' The Explainer

'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'

Here’s what we learned after taking a dive into Healy-Rae history.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

In this week’s episode, we take a look at one of Irish politics’ most interesting families: the Healy Raes.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army? The Explainer

The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?

Could an EU army be founded soon? And if so what would that mean for Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

From TheJournal.ie Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now? The Explainer

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?

This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan? The Explainer

The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan?

In this week’s episode of our podcast The Explainer, we look at the evidence used in one of Ireland’s most prolific murder trials.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future Cannabis Eire

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future

The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis? Cannabis

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law Child Protection

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work? Podcast

The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work?

Age verification will be required to access online pornography in the United Kingdom from July.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases? Podcast

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

A pilot scheme is due to open in Dublin city centre, but the process is stuck in planning permission limbo.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night? Podcast

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night?

That’s what we examined in our latest episode of The Explainer.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night? Podcast

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night?

Brexit is far from over, so what does it mean for Ireland, the UK, and the European elections?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now?

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at the reasons why the FAI’s John Delaney has been the focus of media attention of late.

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?

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