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# explainer - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s why so many people in the US are smoking cannabis today Easter Baking

Here’s why so many people in the US are smoking cannabis today

Today is 4/20. Here’s what that means.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC The ECB is back in town. Here’s why. Explainer

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

# explainer - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pyjama Day Kid is the greatest new meme on the internet Not Impressed

Pyjama Day Kid is the greatest new meme on the internet

So done with this right here. SO done.

# explainer - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Score So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament? Road To Euro 2020

So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament?

Almost everything you need to know about UEFA’s new international football initiative.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# explainer - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean?

A major review of Irish and European banks is due in the Autumn, and could have serious political and financial consequences.

# explainer - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?

He is the man who helped Fine Gael become the largest party in the State but his involvement with the Rehab Group has caused controversy in recent weeks. Who is Frank Flannery? Let TheJournal.ie explain all.

# explainer - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds 100 Days

Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds

Except what FIFA’s 33rd team will be up to when the rest of the world are checking out Brazil and the boys.

# explainer - Sunday 2 March, 2014

# explainer - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From The Score What are the best/worst possible Euro 2016 draws Ireland can hope for? Explainer

What are the best/worst possible Euro 2016 draws Ireland can hope for?

All eyes will be on Nice on this morning as the Boys in Green discover their opponents for the upcoming qualifying campaign.

# explainer - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Explainer: What’s going on in Venezuela?

“They are killing us,” students are screaming on posters, through social media and at rallies.

# explainer - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive?

TheJournal.ie explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.

# explainer - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know about curling, including why they sweep the ice Explainer

Here’s all you need to know about curling, including why they sweep the ice

It’s like shuffleboard but with warmer coats.

# explainer - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Here’s what happens when you’re arrested on suspicion of drink-driving…

Traffic gardaí have been giving us an insight into the fate awaiting drivers who fail roadside breath tests. The whole ordeal’s pretty grim, as you might imagine…

# explainer - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From Business ETC What you need to know about 3D printing Explainer

What you need to know about 3D printing

It’s been around since the 80s but it’s only recently that 3D printing has hit the mainstream. So how does it work?

Explainer: What’s happening with electricity pylons and why is it such a big issue?

Heard a lot about pylons in recent weeks, but not sure what it’s all about. Here’s Eirgrid’s projects explained.

# explainer - Monday 13 January, 2014

From The Score Explainer: What your province needs to secure that (home) quarter final Heineken Cup

Explainer: What your province needs to secure that (home) quarter final

Ulster and Munster are looking for April ties at home while Leinster and Connacht are just hoping.

# explainer - Friday 13 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Introducing Doge, the internet meme which has everybody talking like idiots Such Explainer

# explainer - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From The Score How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow Explainer

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow

It’s basically harder than time travel.

# explainer - Sunday 24 November, 2013

From Business ETC Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State’s history Companies Bill

Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State’s history

The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

# explainer - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Explainer: What is going on with the Credit Union?

With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.

# explainer - Thursday 14 November, 2013

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# explainer - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Explainer: What do the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks mean?

The talks are due to last up until the middle of next year so let’s have a look at the progress so far.

# explainer - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From Business ETC Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well… Cryptocurrency This post contains images

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…

Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.

# explainer - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

From Business ETC Explainer: Why has the US government shutdown and what does it mean? The Shutdown

Explainer: Why has the US government shutdown and what does it mean?

How did this happen, what does it mean and what’s going to happen next? TheJournal.ie explains all.

# explainer - Monday 30 September, 2013

Explainer: What are Irish troops doing in Syria?

115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.

Everything you need to know about the Seanad referendum but were afraid to ask

With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Why is there so much fuss about Grand Theft Auto V or ‘GTA V’? Grand Theft What?

Why is there so much fuss about Grand Theft Auto V or ‘GTA V’?

Fans around the world are going crazy for the latest edition of the game.

# explainer - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From The Score Explainer: What Ireland need to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive Permutations This post contains a poll

Explainer: What Ireland need to keep World Cup qualification hopes alive

The Green Army take on their main rivals for a place in Brazil over the next five days.

# explainer - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Explainer: What is happening with Priory Hall?

What’s it costing us? Why isn’t it sorted? Was there no insurance? Where is the builder? All your questions, answered.

# explainer - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Explainer: How do wildfires happen and why do they spread?

With a fire burning over 200,000 acres of Californian forest, we look at what exactly these fires are, how they start and how they’re fought.

# explainer - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Round-up: What has happened in Syria today?

David Cameron has recalled the British parliament, France says it is ready to ‘punish’ those responsible for the alleged chemical attack and Syria insists it will defend itself.

Explainer: Why can’t the Fine Gael rebels form a new political party?

They can’t establish a second Technical Group and they won’t be allowed join the existing one. Are Lucinda Creighton et al becoming a modern day Blanche DuBois?

# explainer - Friday 23 August, 2013

Explainer: What is going on in Syria?

All the questions you might have about the conflict in Syria – answered.

# explainer - Monday 19 August, 2013

From The Score What not to do: 11 lessons we can all learn from athletes on Twitter Handy Guide

What not to do: 11 lessons we can all learn from athletes on Twitter

It’s a minefield out there, Tweeps. Here are some invaluable cautionary tales.

# explainer - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

# explainer - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Explainer: Why is Ireland being consecrated to ‘the Immaculate Heart of Mary’?

The people of Ireland were today consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. What does that mean, exactly?

# explainer - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

# explainer - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Focus: More than two years of conflict in Syria

How did it get to the point of 5,000 people a month dying in the conflict?

# explainer - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Ramadan begins in Ireland tomorrow – but there’s been confusion elsewhere

Ramadan began in the USA yesterday, and there was some confusion in France over the official date.

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