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#Explainer

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict? Proxy War This post contains videos

Explainer: Could the US-Russia standoff in Syria end in violent conflict?

Syria’s war is entering a vital phase.

# explainer - Friday 23 June, 2017

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?

It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?

# explainer - Friday 16 June, 2017

From The42 Here’s how the next All-Ireland football qualifier draw will work In The Hat

Here’s how the next All-Ireland football qualifier draw will work

The four Round 2A qualifier games will take place on the weekend of 1-2 July.

# explainer - Monday 12 June, 2017

From The42 Explainer: What Ireland now need to do to qualify for World Cup 2018 Fyi

Explainer: What Ireland now need to do to qualify for World Cup 2018

Group D remains tight with each team having four games to play.

# explainer - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

# explainer - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Election Day: Here's what to watch for as voters decide on Corbyn v May Explainer This post contains videos

Election Day: Here's what to watch for as voters decide on Corbyn v May

It’s election day in the UK.

# explainer - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

From The42 GAA unveils proposals for restructuring of All-Ireland senior, U21 and minor hurling championships Explainer

GAA unveils proposals for restructuring of All-Ireland senior, U21 and minor hurling championships

The proposed format is to be considered by Central Council next week and if it gets the go ahead a Special Congress will be called later this year.

# explainer - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From The42 What United winning the Europa League means for next season's Champions League Explainer

What United winning the Europa League means for next season's Champions League

They’re the first team not named Sevilla to benefit from the extra incentive of a Champions League spot.

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

# explainer - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From 'Lock her up' to 'You're Fired': The incredible timeline of Trump, Comey, Clinton and Russia American Grime Story This post contains videos

From 'Lock her up' to 'You're Fired': The incredible timeline of Trump, Comey, Clinton and Russia

US President Donald Trump yesterday fired FBI Director James Comey.

# explainer - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Could a row over Trump's wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it?

A senior Democrat thinks the President has thrown a “monkey wrench” into talks. What happens next?

# explainer - Monday 24 April, 2017

France had a presidential election yesterday...now what happens?

And why does it matter?

# explainer - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president

The topsy-turvy election means the result is next to impossible to predict.

# explainer - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Turkey is at a crossroads as millions turn out at referendum vote - but what is actually happening?

Over 55.3 million Turks are able to vote in the referendum on sweeping changes to the president’s role.

# explainer - Friday 14 April, 2017

Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya

As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.

# explainer - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Explainer: What's going on with Gibraltar and why are tempers flaring about it?

There had been suggestions made that the UK would be “prepared to go to war” over Gibraltar.

# explainer - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'Shame on the Minister for Finance': What was that massive row in the Dáil all about last night?

The PAC report into Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book sale was being debated last night.

# explainer - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

This is how a court case in Leitrim blew the latest garda scandal wide open

The massaging of figures is now feared to extend into other garda departments.

# explainer - Monday 6 March, 2017

'We can’t have another groundhog day at Stormont': Gerry Adams weighs in on Northern election

If talks on forming a government collapse, a possible return to direct rule from Westminster is on the table.

# explainer - Friday 24 February, 2017

Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam? Vx

Explainer: What is the 'weapon of mass destruction' nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-Nam?

Stockpiled by the US in huge quantities during the Cold War, VX is perhaps 10 times as powerful as the Sarin toxin.

# 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 - 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.

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