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#Explainer

# explainer - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

# explainer - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Explainer: Who were the RIC?

The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.

# explainer - Monday 23 December, 2019

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?

Just how does he do it? It takes an awful lot of hard work.

# explainer - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Donald Trump has been impeached, what happens next?

The process now moves to the Senate but exactly when is not clear.

# explainer - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?

The disaster was not entirely unexpected.

# explainer - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Investigation into how top prizes were not included in some National Lottery games being considered

Here’s what you need to know about top prizes not being included in some National Lottery games

# explainer - Saturday 7 December, 2019

What comes next in the Trump impeachment inquiry?

Trump is likely to face at least three articles of impeachment.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?

A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?

# explainer - Friday 22 November, 2019

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

# explainer - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Explainer: Why has Prince Andrew stepped aside from public duties?

The Duke of York has withdrawn from official royal life for the foreseeable future.

# explainer - Monday 18 November, 2019

It's Johnson V Corbyn in the first leaders' debate as Lib Dems and SNP lose court case

The debate will take place on ITV at 8pm tommorrow.

# explainer - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# explainer - Monday 4 November, 2019

What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it?

The project has been the focus of environmental campaigners in recent months.

# explainer - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

# explainer - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# explainer - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute

All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.

# explainer - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Explainer: Here's what the revised BusConnects plan would mean for your bus route

The routes have been revised after the initial public consultation. Here’s what they look like.

# explainer - Friday 25 October, 2019

Explainer: How did protests over metro fares in Chile lead to days of violent fatal clashes?

Yesterday, a four-year-old child was killed during the latest round of protests.

# explainer - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# explainer - Monday 21 October, 2019

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Explainer: Is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal already dead?

There was no meaningful vote on it today, so what happens next?

# explainer - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

# explainer - Friday 11 October, 2019

# explainer - Thursday 10 October, 2019

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Explainer: As Turkey attacks and Trump watches on, who are the Kurds and why are they in the middle?

The US made the surprise decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, leaving Turkey to enter.

# explainer - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Here's why a phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president has led to impeachment proceedings

An impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump has been launched by Democrats.

# explainer - Monday 23 September, 2019

Explainer: How did Thomas Cook go under?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said bailing out the company, which employed 22,000 people globally, would set up a “moral hazard”.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

'Make Israel normal again': The stakes are high for Netanyahu in an unprecedented election

It’s the first time in Israeli history that two elections will be held in one year.

# explainer - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.

# explainer - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

A Scottish court declared prorogation unlawful - so what happens next?

All eyes are now on an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

# explainer - Friday 6 September, 2019

The Explainer: Who is Dominic Cummings?

In this week’s episode of The Explainer,

# explainer - Thursday 5 September, 2019

What's next for M&S after the British company fell out of the FTSE 100?

This is the first time M&S has not been a FTSE 100 member since 1984.

Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then?

There are 56 days until the current Brexit deadline.

# explainer - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused?

Rory Stewart said before that if parliament was prorogued, he would help organise an alternative parliament.

Explainer: What will happen to EU citizens living in the UK after 31 October?

Concerns have been raised about the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the status of European citizens living in Britain.

# explainer - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Explainer: Why a US court ruling could be a turning point in one of the country's worst-ever drug epidemics

A landmark ruling against Johnson & Johnson was made in Oklahoma yesterday.

# explainer - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Explainer: What happened to the personal injuries register and why has it been shelved?

Legislation was brought in 15 years ago which provided for a personal injuries register but it never happened.

# explainer - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

# explainer - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

How escalating tensions in Hong Kong have brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill

Tensions have been simmering for months in Hong Kong, sparked by a proposed extradition bill with China.

# explainer - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

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