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# explainer - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Guerin, Fennelly, O'Higgins and O'Neill: A quick guide to garda whistleblowing Timeline This post contains videos

Guerin, Fennelly, O'Higgins and O'Neill: A quick guide to garda whistleblowing

Sometimes they can be difficult to digest.

# explainer - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

# explainer - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Explainer: Why China could be set for a showdown with the US on the South China Sea

Trump has antagonised China for showing his support for Taiwan on the issue.

# explainer - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Donald Trump made a big decision about abortion this week - here's what you need to know

Supporters of the move say it means US taxpayers’ money won’t go towards abortion – critics say it could lead to maternal deaths.

# explainer - Friday 27 January, 2017

Home care: The way we care for the elderly could be about to change

A bill enshrining the right to home care passed the second stage of the legislative process yesterday.

# explainer - Thursday 26 January, 2017

# explainer - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

The pen is mightier: How US Presidents lay down the law by executive order Explainer This post contains videos

The pen is mightier: How US Presidents lay down the law by executive order

The orders make it clear to federal agencies what the presidents want.

# explainer - Saturday 7 January, 2017

From The42 Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches Permutations

Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches

We broke out the calculators and a crystal ball to clarify what you should be rooting for over the next fortnight.

# explainer - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Arlene Foster claims the scandal engulfing her is 'because she's a woman', so what's the truth?

The ‘cash for ash’ scandal continues to burn.

# explainer - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 All you need to know about the Championship striker linked with an Ireland call-up Fyi This post contains videos

All you need to know about the Championship striker linked with an Ireland call-up

The name Lukas Jutkiewicz will likely sound unfamiliar to most Irish fans,.

# explainer - Friday 9 December, 2016

Here’s why you might be seeing stories about Sofia Vergara being ‘sued by her embryos’

The suit alleges that not allowing the embryos to be born is “depriving them of their inheritance”.

# explainer - Monday 5 December, 2016

Water, riots, and the Seven Council Fires - what is the Standing Rock protest?

It has been called the largest gathering of Native American tribes in a century.

# explainer - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Explainer: Is this Italian about to deliver another bloody nose to establishment politics?

Beppe Grillo’s opposition to a crucial referendum could spell the end for the current Prime Minister.

# explainer - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Bertie's potential comeback: What happens now?

His local branch in Dublin wants him back. Why did he leave, and what happens next?

# explainer - Monday 14 November, 2016

From The42 How many more points do Ireland need to secure World Cup qualification? Permutations

How many more points do Ireland need to secure World Cup qualification?

The Boys in Green have started their campaign promisingly by earning 10 points from a possible 12.

# explainer - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Will Brexit happen? Here's what we know after today's High Court ruling

Today, the High Court said Britain can’t leave the EU until parliament votes for it to be so.

# explainer - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Damp squib - or smoking gun: What are the facts behind Hillary's email problems?

The late late ‘October surprise’ has reignited the White House race.

# explainer - Sunday 16 October, 2016

A city on the brink of destruction: Can anything save Aleppo?

Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.

# explainer - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'I didn't promote my bridesmaid... I didn't have one': Nóirín O'Sullivan faces tough questions

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.

# explainer - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Wilful killing, torture, taking of hostages - what are war crimes and how are they prosecuted?

Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.

# explainer - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle

Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.

# explainer - Monday 12 September, 2016

Hillary's health - From right-wing conspiracy to front page news

The candidate has been diagnosed with pneumonia – but is the focus on her health fair?

# explainer - Monday 5 September, 2016

From The42 It's a tricky night too for Ireland's Group D rivals and here's why Explainer

It's a tricky night too for Ireland's Group D rivals and here's why

Wales and Austria get their campaigns underway but both have tricky ties.

# explainer - Monday 29 August, 2016

Explainer: Why doesn't the government want Apple to cough up extra taxes?

For the government, it’s all about appearances.

# explainer - Monday 22 August, 2016

The CAO offers are out now - What happens next?

Here’s all you need to know

# explainer - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Shane Ross is on his way to Rio to get answers over the Olympics ticket scandal

The controversy kicked off with an arrest of an Irishman last week. Tonight Sports Minister Shane Ross will want answers from the Olympic Council of Ireland.

# explainer - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing Explainer This post contains videos

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

# explainer - Friday 5 August, 2016

From The42 A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics Explainer

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.

# explainer - Thursday 4 August, 2016

# explainer - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?

Why is this happening? TheJournal.ie takes a look at the background.

# explainer - Thursday 7 July, 2016

# explainer - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Brazil's president could be out on her ear - here's why

Dilma Rousseff is in serious trouble.

# explainer - Friday 6 May, 2016

From The42 Everything you need to know about Saturday's huge game that's worth £170m to the winners Explainer

Everything you need to know about Saturday's huge game that's worth £170m to the winners

It’s Middlesbrough versus Brighton and there’s an automatic Premier League place on the line.

From The42 Here's what needs to happen for Man United to seal a Champions League spot Explainer

Here's what needs to happen for Man United to seal a Champions League spot

We also look at the possible ramifications that would enable West Ham to gain an unlikely top-four place.

# explainer - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

# explainer - Monday 18 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what Leicester now need to guarantee a first-ever Premier League triumph Explainer

Here's what Leicester now need to guarantee a first-ever Premier League triumph

We look at all the possible permutations as the title race approaches its climax.

# explainer - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# explainer - Thursday 14 April, 2016

From The42 How Man United could finish 4th and still not qualify for the Champions League Explainer

How Man United could finish 4th and still not qualify for the Champions League

The Red Devils’ fans will likely be rooting against Liverpool and Man City for the remainder of their respective European campaigns.

# explainer - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Why do people steal rhino horn?

Members of a gang linked to Limerick were sentenced yesterday.

# explainer - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

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