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# the-explainer - Friday 27 December, 2019

The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year
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The Explainer: Our favorite explanations of the year

Dec 27th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,085 Views 2 Comments

The team behind the podcast run through their favourite explanations from the past year.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 December, 2019

The Explainer: Is it possible to have an environmentally-friendly Christmas?
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The Explainer: Is it possible to have an environmentally-friendly Christmas?

Dec 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,549 Views 5 Comments

That’s what we’re asking in this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Friday 13 December, 2019

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?
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The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?

Dec 13th 2019, 9:09 AM 18,417 Views 33 Comments

There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.

# the-explainer - Friday 6 December, 2019

The Explainer: What is happening with the white-water rafting plan for Dublin's city centre?
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The Explainer: What is happening with the white-water rafting plan for Dublin's city centre?

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 PM 9,617 Views 23 Comments

Where will it be built? How much will it cost? And why white-water rafting in the first place?

# the-explainer - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The Explainer: How much trouble has Prince Andrew caused for the royal family?
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The Explainer: How much trouble has Prince Andrew caused for the royal family?

Dec 3rd 2019, 10:15 AM 53,658 Views 32 Comments

We are joined by Anton Savage this week as we look at the impact of Prince Andrew’s recent media appearances and friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

# the-explainer - Friday 22 November, 2019

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

Nov 22nd 2019, 5:00 PM 8,997 Views 9 Comments

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

# the-explainer - Friday 15 November, 2019

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

Nov 15th 2019, 7:00 PM 15,089 Views 34 Comments

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

# the-explainer - Friday 8 November, 2019

The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?
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The Explainer: How did the judge decide the sentences in the Ana Kriegel case?

Nov 8th 2019, 5:30 PM 11,768 Views 0 Comments

Mr Justice Paul McDermott would have given careful consideration to the sentences imposed in this difficult case.

# the-explainer - Sunday 3 November, 2019

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

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 20,237 Views 0 Comments

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

# the-explainer - Friday 1 November, 2019

The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?
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The Explainer: Why are people risking their lives to get to Europe?

Nov 1st 2019, 7:30 PM 12,016 Views 0 Comments

We look at the ‘push and pull’ factors and the deadly risks people are forced to take.

# the-explainer - Thursday 24 October, 2019

The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now?
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The Explainer: WTF is happening with Brexit right now?

Oct 24th 2019, 7:30 PM 11,528 Views 12 Comments

We round it all up for you on the latest episode of our podcast.

# the-explainer - Saturday 19 October, 2019

The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?
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The Explainer: What are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws and how might they be changing?

Oct 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 5,702 Views 1 Comment

We look at how legislation passed in Westminster is set to change abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

# the-explainer - Friday 18 October, 2019

The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?
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The Explainer: So what's actually in this new Brexit deal?

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 PM 11,490 Views 7 Comments

We take a look at everything Brexit-related that happened this week, and what it all means.

# the-explainer - Friday 11 October, 2019

The Explainer: What is this carbon tax you have to pay - and how does it work?
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The Explainer: What is this carbon tax you have to pay - and how does it work?

Oct 11th 2019, 6:30 PM 14,192 Views 39 Comments

We take a look at the charge

# the-explainer - Thursday 3 October, 2019

The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?
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The Explainer: How does a US president get impeached?

Oct 3rd 2019, 5:15 PM 9,180 Views 65 Comments

Donald Trump is the fourth president to face impeachment proceedings – so what happens now?

# the-explainer - Thursday 26 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted?
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The Explainer: Why was a Quinn Industrial Holdings director abducted?

Sep 26th 2019, 5:30 PM 63,554 Views 15 Comments

In the wake of the recent attack on Kevin Lunney, we look at what has been having in relation to the company.

# the-explainer - Friday 20 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?
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The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

Sep 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,311 Views 3 Comments

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

# the-explainer - Friday 13 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?
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The Explainer: Why is there so much controversy over the Public Services Card?

Sep 13th 2019, 5:30 PM 13,075 Views 43 Comments

It’s a saga that has been rumbling on for years – but what exactly is it all about?

# the-explainer - Friday 30 August, 2019

The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat?
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The Explainer: Why are we being told to eat less meat?

Aug 30th 2019, 8:00 PM 12,450 Views 36 Comments

We speak to a food expert and a beef farmer who’s also a journalist.

# the-explainer - Friday 23 August, 2019

The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?
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The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?

Aug 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 15,386 Views 24 Comments

In the wake of the release of Tom Humphries, there has been much discussion around the treatment of sex offenders post-release. We talk to two experts on this week’s episode.

# the-explainer - Friday 16 August, 2019

The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?
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The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?

Aug 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 14,783 Views 3 Comments

And why haven’t we dug the entire Boyne Valley up to find more?

# the-explainer - Thursday 8 August, 2019

The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?
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The Explainer: What is the Irish backstop?

Aug 8th 2019, 6:00 PM 25,055 Views 6 Comments

This week on The Explainer podcast, we look at the backstop, and why it is such a major issue for Brexit.

# the-explainer - Friday 26 July, 2019

The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland?
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The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland?

Jul 26th 2019, 5:00 PM 12,268 Views 8 Comments

We discuss the ruling that led to the shock decision on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 19 July, 2019

The Explainer: Why was there such controversy over Lizzo’s ticket sales?
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The Explainer: Why was there such controversy over Lizzo’s ticket sales?

Jul 19th 2019, 7:00 PM 19,016 Views 18 Comments

Why did Lizzo tickets sell out so fast – and what’s happening with ticket reselling legislation?

# the-explainer - Monday 15 July, 2019

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?
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The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

Jul 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 12,989 Views 20 Comments

And what can be done to fix the industry?

# the-explainer - Friday 5 July, 2019

The Explainer: What's behind the Drogheda feud?
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The Explainer: What's behind the Drogheda feud?

Jul 5th 2019, 6:15 PM 32,821 Views 22 Comments

Ending a cycle of violence like this isn’t easy, and often requires a community-wide approach.

# the-explainer - Friday 28 June, 2019

The Explainer: How Patrick Nevin was found guilty in the 'Tinder rape case'
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The Explainer: How Patrick Nevin was found guilty in the 'Tinder rape case'

Jun 28th 2019, 9:00 AM 19,036 Views 12 Comments

We look at the Patrick Nevin court case which saw him being found guilty of raping one woman and sexually assaulting another.

# 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 32,812 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 13,113 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 19,032 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 33,955 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 28,956 Views 57 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 11,294 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 23,134 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 14,188 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 24,864 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 18,333 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 11,210 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 25,152 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 21,940 Views 21 Comments

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