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# the explainer

This month
April 2024
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about how the EU works but were too afraid to ask
Last month
March 2024
The Explainer: What happens when people need medical attention in Ukraine?
The Explainer: What next for Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael, and Ireland?
The Explainer: How is Ireland planning to legislate on assisted dying?
The Explainer: Everything you need to know about the March referendums
The Explainer: What challenges are Irish troops facing in an unstable Middle East?
This year
The Explainer: Why was the FAI in front of an Oireachtas committee again?
The Explainer: Why is measles on the rise again?
The Explainer: What is life like in Turkey, one year after the earthquakes?
The Explainer: Power sharing returns to Stormont - how did we get here?
The Explainer: Is power sharing in Northern Ireland finished?
The Explainer: Why did the US and the UK start bombing Yemen - and who are the Houthis?
The Explainer: How exactly can you get some money back from Revenue?
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of 2023
Last year
The Explainer: The ups and downs of Irish politics in 2023 - and what does 2024 hold?
The Explainer: Ireland at the Golden Globes - who is nominated, and what are their chances?
The Explainer: Has the COP28 deal really ended the reign of fossil fuels?
The Explainer: What are the big issues facing Joe Biden as he aims for re-election?
The Explainer: Out of control - how did an attack in Dublin lead to riots and looting?
The Explainer: How has David Cameron made a surprise return to British politics?
The Explainer: What caused dozens of overdoses in Dublin recently?
The Explainer: Israel and Gaza - what are the big questions that need to be answered?
The Explainer: How has Taylor Swift become (arguably) the world’s biggest music star?
The Explainer: What can be done to stop damaging flooding in Ireland?
The Explainer: What would an Israeli ground offensive look like?
The Explainer: Ireland's Love/Hate relationship with the USC
The Explainer: What's really on the new SPHE curriculum?
The Explainer: Lough Neagh has been hit by an algal bloom disaster - what’s happening?
The Explainer: What is the American bully XL and do bans on certain dog breeds work?
The Explainer: Luis Rubiales and the Spanish football scandal - what happens next?
The Explainer: Why is Ireland getting more TDs?
The Explainer: How has the Rose of Tralee festival survived for so long?
The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about a farmers' party in Ireland?
The Explainer: A forgotten crisis - what is happening to the Rohingya minority fleeing Myanmar?
The Explainer: Who is Robert F Kennedy Jr and could he be the next US president?
The Explainer: What next for Ireland's women's football team?
The Explainer: Do Barbie and Oppenheimer mark the return of the summer blockbuster?
The Explainer: What is the Nature Restoration Law and how will it work in Ireland?
The Explainer: How do Oireachtas committees work, and how did Tubridy end up in front of one?
The Explainer: What does Ireland’s ‘unprecedented’ marine heatwave tell us about our climate?