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#Explainer

# explainer - Friday 16 November, 2018

Brexiteers worry that the EU's withdrawal agreement will turn the UK into a 'vassal state' - but what does that mean?

The draft agreement has been denounced across Britain’s political spectrum since it was unveiled on Wednesday night

# explainer - Thursday 15 November, 2018

The draft Brexit deal is 585 pages long. What's in it and what happens now?

The agreement has caused outcry from Brexiteers and Remainers alike.

Theresa May's Cabinet: Who's gone, who's backing her - and what's likely to happen now

There have been five resignations so far today – including two members of her Cabinet.

# explainer - Friday 9 November, 2018

# explainer - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Explainer: The US president, the CNN journalist and the case of a doctored video

Footage shared by Sarah Huckabee Sanders was used to justify the suspension of Jim Acosta’s press pass yesterday.

# explainer - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms Land Of The Free This post contains videos

Red vs Blue: Here's what you need to know ahead of the US midterms

The elections come at a polarised time for US politics.

# explainer - Saturday 27 October, 2018

It's all over bar the kissing - but how are the votes counted and when will it be official?

Here’s your step-by step guide to count day.

# explainer - Friday 26 October, 2018

Here's your guide to voting in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

What, when, where – and a bit of who and which, if you need help with that as well.

# explainer - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?

The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.

How many votes do the candidates need to get their campaign money back?

The three Dragons – Seán Gallagher, Gavin Duffy, and Peter Casey – are funding their campaigns through their own funds.

# explainer - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

What exactly is the Irish backstop, which could derail a final Brexit deal?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Would it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

# explainer - Friday 19 October, 2018

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: What we know so far

These are the key facts in an episode that is threatening relations between Saudi Arabia and the West.

# explainer - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this Scottish case?

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire

# explainer - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

From The42 How Ireland could lose all of their Euro 2020 group qualifiers and still qualify for Euro 2020 Explainer

How Ireland could lose all of their Euro 2020 group qualifiers and still qualify for Euro 2020

Despite last night’s setback, there is a long way to go yet as the Boys in Green seek qualification.

# explainer - Monday 15 October, 2018

Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?

Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.

# explainer - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election Thin Ice This post contains videos

Naughten leaves Fine Gael short on numbers, but Brexit may mean we avoid an election

The slight Dáil majority enjoyed by Fine Gael has become even more wafer-thin in recent weeks.

# explainer - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

# explainer - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Brazil is choosing a new president ... Here's what you need to know

Voting today was to start at 8am (11am Irish time). Initial results are expected late this evening.

# explainer - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arlene Foster says the Good Friday Agreement can be changed. Is she right?

“I have respect for Arlene, but she is wrong on this,” Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said.

Explainer: Why Peter Fitzpatrick ditching Fine Gael could be a headache for the party

The Louth TD departed the parliamentary party last night.

# explainer - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why

If Macedonia vote in favour of the change, it could pave the way for the Balkan country to join the EU.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Explainer: Why examining presidential expenses could be a problem

A number of people have argued that the move by the PAC is unconstitutional.

# explainer - Monday 24 September, 2018

Explainer: Why the UK Labour party is holding a vote on calling for a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t rule out the possibility yesterday as members vote on the motion at the party’s annual conference.

# explainer - Friday 21 September, 2018

'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan?

The UK’s proposal was attacked by EU leaders yesterday – so what exactly is being criticised?

# explainer - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

From The42 How it could impact on Ireland's Euro 2020 qualification and all you need to know about the Nations League Explainer

How it could impact on Ireland's Euro 2020 qualification and all you need to know about the Nations League

Uefa’s bold new competition aims to decrease the amount of meaningless friendlies.

# explainer - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Here's all you need to know about Brexit, and why it's important

Forget the summits, political statements, and promises – here’s what we actually know about Brexit.

A study this week found that we don’t understand PCP finance. So here it is explained

One third of car purchases are financed through PCP contracts. Here’s how they work.

# explainer - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Explainer: Is Ireland in danger of a medicines shortage because of Brexit?

Here we do our best to explain…

# explainer - Monday 30 July, 2018

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

# explainer - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From The42 Closer look: The state of play of the TG4 All-Ireland senior football championship Business End

Closer look: The state of play of the TG4 All-Ireland senior football championship

Seven of the eight quarter-finalists have been confirmed, but there’s plenty to play for still in the last round of group games.

# explainer - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

# explainer - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

From The42 Here's how the restructured 2018 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up Explainer

# explainer - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Dublin's radical bus corridor plan and Compulsory Purchase Orders: what you need to know

Sections of around 1,300 front gardens may be acquired as part of the Bus Connects plan.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Dublin's radical bus corridor plan explained: How many gardens will be affected? Will my commute improve?

Road-widening will impact on 1,300 front gardens as part of the NTA’s new plan.

# explainer - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From The42 Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules? Explainer

Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules?

Colin O’Brien’s side suffered a controversial penalty kick loss to tournament favourites Holland.

# explainer - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.

# explainer - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

# explainer - Thursday 26 April, 2018

What is the 'incel rebellion'? And who are those behind it?

The spotlight has been shone on the movement in recent days.

# explainer - Monday 23 April, 2018

What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?

The former Taoiseach recently walked out of an interview after being asked about the Tribunal’s findings.

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