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# explainer - Monday 16 October, 2017

Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong

It’s the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years.

# explainer - Friday 6 October, 2017

Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?

You can’t nominate yourself, in case you were wondering.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme?

Authorities said that 844 people and 33 police were injured in clashes over the weekend.

# explainer - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Explainer: What changes could be made to hurling at today's Special Congress? GAA

Explainer: What changes could be made to hurling at today's Special Congress?

Here’s what you need to know, broken down in simple terms.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Explainer: What are the key hurling motions up for debate at Saturday's Special Congress?

Here’s what you need to know, broken down in simple terms.

# explainer - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From The42 Uefa are dramatically changing international football from next year - here's what you need to know Explainer

Uefa are dramatically changing international football from next year - here's what you need to know

Friendlies set to become a thing of the past with a brand-new competition called the Nations League starting in 2018.

So will the Local Property Tax be increased, or not?

And if there is an increase, what will it cost you?

Explainer: Why are NFL players kneeling? And how did Trump get involved?

Trump this morning tweeted his hope that the NFL will bring in a rule requiring players to stand for the anthem.

# explainer - Sunday 24 September, 2017

How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel

Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.

# explainer - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Why will the new iPhone cost more in Ireland than in the US?

There was quite a reaction to the new iPhone’s price tag of $999.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Australia is voting on same-sex marriage - but it's not as straightforward as our referendum

There’s support for a change – but the process begins with a non-binding postal vote.

# explainer - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row Election Explainer This post contains videos

Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row

The German Chancellor is likely to continue leading Europe’s largest economy.

# explainer - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Explainer: Why the future of Cork hinges on a deal between the City Council and County Council

A government report has said Cork may lose its status as Ireland’s “second city” unless changes are urgently made to council boundaries.

# explainer - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Why are statues of US Civil War leaders being removed from across the US?

“You’re changing history. You’re changing culture,” Trump said of the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

# explainer - Sunday 13 August, 2017

The legends behind the Kerry festival that crowns a goat every year

What’s with the royal goat?

# explainer - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Explainer: What's all this about contaminated eggs, and are we at risk here in Ireland?

The EU has urged nations to stop “blaming and shaming” each other over who is responsible.

# explainer - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Candidate shot dead as Venezuelans line up to vote in controversial election

Locals have reported troops firing at buildings and people in the capital as tensions escalate.

# explainer - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From The42 Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work Explainer

Two weeks to go: A quick guide to how the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland will work

All you’ll need to get you through day one in UCD.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

# explainer - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# explainer - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Explainer: Why hundreds of post offices may close, and what can save them

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that talks with An Post have broken down, and is urging the government to take action.

# explainer - Monday 17 July, 2017

From The42 Sky Sports is rolling out new channels tomorrow but what does it mean for Irish viewers? Explainer

Sky Sports is rolling out new channels tomorrow but what does it mean for Irish viewers?

The 10-channel package will debut on Tuesday.

Here are the questions on water charges you want answered

FINALLY. Talk about water charges might be coming to an end as the government figure out how to give the cash back.

How did Ireland's horsemeat scandal spark a Europe-wide investigation?

Over the weekend, Spanish authorities dismantled an organised crime group that trades horsemeat illegally.

# explainer - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

# explainer - Friday 14 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Dáil privilege and how can it be breached?

A row has erupted between TD Paul Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the concluded Jobstown trial.

# explainer - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

# explainer - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Trump's travel ban comes into effect today: what impact will it have?

After months of legal wrangling, a stripped-down version of Trump’s travel ban is to come into effect.

# explainer - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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?

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