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# the-explainer - Friday 21 June, 2019

The Explainer: The story of the Ana Kriegel trial
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The Explainer: The story of the Ana Kriegel trial

Jun 21st 2019, 6:00 PM 32,743 Views 0 Comments

A look at the trial which found two 14-year-old boys guilty of the murder of teenager Ana Kriegel.

# the-explainer - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?
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The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Jun 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 13,077 Views 21 Comments

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

# the-explainer - Friday 7 June, 2019

The Explainer: Why was there controversy over Katie Taylor's recent win?
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The Explainer: Why was there controversy over Katie Taylor's recent win?

Jun 7th 2019, 9:00 PM 19,017 Views 13 Comments

In this week’s episode, we take a look at why the win is being appealed, and how judging in boxing works.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'
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'Nobody dies without a Healy Rae send-off - or perhaps nobody is born without a Healy Rae arrival'

Jun 4th 2019, 7:30 PM 33,927 Views 44 Comments

Here’s what we learned after taking a dive into Healy-Rae history.

# the-explainer - Friday 31 May, 2019

The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

The Explainer: Why have the Healy Raes never lost an election?

May 31st 2019, 6:00 PM 28,859 Views 58 Comments

In this week’s episode, we take a look at one of Irish politics’ most interesting families: the Healy Raes.

# the-explainer - Friday 24 May, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?
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The Explainer: What's the story with an EU army?

May 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,254 Views 70 Comments

Could an EU army be founded soon? And if so what would that mean for Ireland?

# the-explainer - Monday 20 May, 2019

The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?
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The Explainer: Why are so many US states tightening abortion laws right now?

May 20th 2019, 3:00 PM 23,126 Views 79 Comments

With a Supreme Court dominated by conservatives and a pro-life president, this type of shift in abortion legislation had been expected for some time – so what happens now?

# the-explainer - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?
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Why are abortion laws being restricted in the US right now?

May 16th 2019, 6:00 PM 14,115 Views 60 Comments

This week has seen a lot of discussion around abortion laws in the US state of Georgia and Alabama – but what is the situation countrywide?

# the-explainer - Monday 13 May, 2019

The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan?
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The Explainer: How did Patrick Quirke get convicted of the murder of Bobby Ryan?

May 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 24,839 Views 10 Comments

In this week’s episode of our podcast The Explainer, we look at the evidence used in one of Ireland’s most prolific murder trials.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future
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Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future

May 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 18,287 Views 46 Comments

The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.

The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?
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The Explainer: Can Ireland grow its own medicinal cannabis?

May 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 11,181 Views 12 Comments

This will make it significantly less of a grey area in Irish law – and it could also herald the start of the Irish cannabis industry.

# the-explainer - Monday 29 April, 2019

Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
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Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law

Apr 29th 2019, 6:10 AM 24,342 Views 56 Comments

From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.

The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work?
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The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work?

Apr 29th 2019, 6:00 AM 21,919 Views 21 Comments

Age verification will be required to access online pornography in the United Kingdom from July.

# the-explainer - Thursday 25 April, 2019

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?
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The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

Apr 25th 2019, 11:15 AM 41,089 Views 112 Comments

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?
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The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

Apr 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 9,389 Views 25 Comments

A pilot scheme is due to open in Dublin city centre, but the process is stuck in planning permission limbo.

# the-explainer - Sunday 14 April, 2019

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night?
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The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night?

Apr 14th 2019, 7:00 PM 7,867 Views 0 Comments

That’s what we examined in our latest episode of The Explainer.

# the-explainer - Thursday 11 April, 2019

The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night?
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The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last night?

Apr 11th 2019, 4:19 PM 13,403 Views 19 Comments

Brexit is far from over, so what does it mean for Ireland, the UK, and the European elections?

# the-explainer - Sunday 7 April, 2019

The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now?
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The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now?

Apr 7th 2019, 4:30 PM 18,262 Views 34 Comments

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at the reasons why the FAI’s John Delaney has been the focus of media attention of late.

# the-explainer - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help
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Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help

Mar 31st 2019, 10:00 PM 33,629 Views 60 Comments

Why does Europe want to scrap seasonal clock changes? Will Ireland have to?

The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?
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The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?

Mar 31st 2019, 4:30 PM 16,553 Views 18 Comments

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at proposed changes to Daylight Savings Time – and what Ireland’s options are.

# the-explainer - Sunday 24 March, 2019

The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland?
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The Explainer: Islamic State has been defeated in Syria. What happens if members return to Ireland?

Mar 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 28,264 Views 82 Comments

Experts have said there needs to be a focus on ensuring more people in Ireland do not become radicalised.

The Explainer: What can the Irish government do about returning Islamic State members?
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The Explainer: What can the Irish government do about returning Islamic State members?

Mar 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 10,335 Views 57 Comments

In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at the case of Irish woman Lisa Smith and what the government can do about returning Islamic State members.

# the-explainer - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases
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'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Mar 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,196 Views 40 Comments

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

# the-explainer - Monday 11 March, 2019

What would happen to food in Ireland if there's a no-deal Brexit?
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What would happen to food in Ireland if there's a no-deal Brexit?

Mar 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 72,562 Views 62 Comments

Businesses are keeping schtum, and this is an event that’s never happened before – still, we’ve an idea of what it would mean.

# the-explainer - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Introducing our new podcast: The Explainer
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Introducing our new podcast: The Explainer

Mar 10th 2019, 8:00 PM 17,348 Views 23 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s new podcast looks at the facts behind the biggest news stories.