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#behind the news

# behind-the-news - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

# behind-the-news - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Ireland and abortion: the facts

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

# behind-the-news - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Explainer: how the Norwegian courts operate

Why do officials shake hands with the accused? What is a lay judge?

# behind-the-news - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Explainer: Why can’t we cure cancer?

We pour millions into cancer research. So where is it actually getting us?

# behind-the-news - Sunday 29 January, 2012

An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts

This week’s earthquake in Donegal had us wondering whether Ireland needs to worry about more of the same occurring – and the answer is a resounding yes.

# behind-the-news - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Explainer: Why are Tibetan monks setting themselves on fire?

In the past year, sixteen former Tibetan monks or nuns have died by suicide after setting themselves on fire. But why?

# behind-the-news - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Explainer: What is/Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban – terrorist group or political entity?