# explainer - Sunday 16 October, 2016
Once the second city of Syria, much of Aleppo has been destroyed by four years of non-stop fighting.
# explainer - Wednesday 12 October, 2016
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were frustrated by the Commissioner’s last of clarity in some of her answers.
# explainer - Monday 10 October, 2016
The Boys in Green have started their campaign promisingly by earning seven points from a possible nine.
# explainer - Saturday 1 October, 2016
Five facts about war crimes, and the long, arduous legal process to bring perpetrators to justice.
# explainer - Thursday 29 September, 2016
Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.
# explainer - Monday 12 September, 2016
The candidate has been diagnosed with pneumonia – but is the focus on her health fair?
# explainer - Monday 5 September, 2016
Wales and Austria get their campaigns underway but both have tricky ties.
# explainer - Monday 29 August, 2016
For the government, it’s all about appearances.
# explainer - Monday 22 August, 2016
# explainer - Sunday 14 August, 2016
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
Don’t act like you weren’t confused.
# explainer - Friday 5 August, 2016
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
We separated the fact from the fiction.
# explainer - Saturday 16 July, 2016
Why is this happening? TheJournal.ie takes a look at the background.
# explainer - Thursday 7 July, 2016
And can it get passed?
# explainer - Tuesday 10 May, 2016
Dilma Rousseff is in serious trouble.
# explainer - Friday 6 May, 2016
It’s Middlesbrough versus Brighton and there’s an automatic Premier League place on the line.
We also look at the possible ramifications that would enable West Ham to gain an unlikely top-four place.
# explainer - Thursday 28 April, 2016
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
We look at all the possible permutations as the title race approaches its climax.
# explainer - Sunday 17 April, 2016
Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.
# explainer - Thursday 14 April, 2016
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
Members of a gang linked to Limerick were sentenced yesterday.
# explainer - Tuesday 8 March, 2016
It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?
The drug is manufactured in Latvia and prescribed to treat heart disease.
# explainer - Monday 7 March, 2016
The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.
# explainer - Sunday 28 February, 2016
As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.
# explainer - Friday 26 February, 2016
Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…
# explainer - Tuesday 23 February, 2016
# explainer - Sunday 14 February, 2016
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 forms are often ‘filed’ in a drawer never to be seen again. However, it’s an important document.
# explainer - Thursday 4 February, 2016
Warning: There is a lot of fiscal space in this article.
# explainer - Wednesday 3 February, 2016
A deal for increased powers for Britain hasn’t received much backing.
# explainer - Monday 1 February, 2016
It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.
# explainer - Wednesday 27 January, 2016
New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.
# explainer - Tuesday 26 January, 2016
The Tipperary TD is the subject of the latest political controversy, but why is everyone talking about him?
# explainer - Friday 22 January, 2016
The Zika virus is thought to be behind a disturbing rise in the number of babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.
# explainer - Tuesday 19 January, 2016
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that it was of fundamental importance that journalists be able to carry out their work unhindered.
# explainer - Monday 18 January, 2016
The quarter-final countdown is on, so we dusted off the scientific calculator to see who is likely to go in to the last eight.
# explainer - Tuesday 12 January, 2016
Reports on her recent engagement to Rupert Murdoch have made references to an unusual “first marriage”.