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# 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?

From The42 Sharapova’s failed dope test shines light on Meldonium Explainer

Sharapova’s failed dope test shines light on Meldonium

The drug is manufactured in Latvia and prescribed to treat heart disease.

# explainer - Monday 7 March, 2016

From The42 As Ireland’s World Cup campaign gets under way, here’s everything you need to know Taking On The World

As Ireland’s World Cup campaign gets under way, here’s everything you need to know

The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.

# explainer - Sunday 28 February, 2016

‘Fine Fáil’ and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

# explainer - Friday 26 February, 2016

Here’s the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

# explainer - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge Here’s how this guy’s video about a pair of runners has turned into a massive meme Damn Daniel

# explainer - Sunday 14 February, 2016

A city destroyed: What you need to know about Aleppo

Aleppo in Syria is under heavy attack by government forces. What does this mean for the rebels and the civilians inside?

# explainer - Friday 12 February, 2016

P60 – What do I need to know before I banish it to the back of a drawer?

P60 forms are often ‘filed’ in a drawer never to be seen again. However, it’s an important document.

# explainer - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up?

Warning: There is a lot of fiscal space in this article.

# explainer - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone? The Great British Break Up This post contains videos

Has David Cameron’s ‘Great Delusion’ just condemned the UK to going it alone?

A deal for increased powers for Britain hasn’t received much backing.

# explainer - Monday 1 February, 2016

What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight

New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.

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