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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?

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time? Podcast

The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at proposed changes to Daylight Savings Time – and what Ireland’s options are.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland? The Explainer

The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland?

Experts have said there needs to be a focus on ensuring more people in Ireland do not become radicalised.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What can the Irish government do about returning Islamic State members? The Explainer

The Explainer: What can the Irish government do about returning Islamic State members?

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at the case of Irish woman Lisa Smith and what the government can do about returning Islamic State members.

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 What would happen to food in Ireland if there's a no-deal Brexit? Spoiled My Appetite

What would happen to food in Ireland if there's a no-deal Brexit?

Businesses are keeping schtum, and this is an event that’s never happened before – still, we’ve an idea of what it would mean.

From TheJournal.ie Introducing our new podcast: The Explainer The Explainer

Introducing our new podcast: The Explainer

TheJournal.ie’s new podcast looks at the facts behind the biggest news stories.