# explainer - Today’s News
Get ready to discover some mind-blowing facts.
# explainer - Yesterday’s News
It’s basically harder than time travel.
# explainer - Sunday 24 November, 2013
The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? TheJournal.ie takes a look…
# explainer - Saturday 16 November, 2013
With Newbridge Credit Union being taken over by Permanent TSB, it is only natural some are questioning the movement’s strength. Here, we answer some of the questions surrounding the issue.
# explainer - Thursday 14 November, 2013
When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…
# explainer - Sunday 10 November, 2013
The talks are due to last up until the middle of next year so let’s have a look at the progress so far.
# explainer - Saturday 9 November, 2013
Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.
# explainer - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
How did this happen, what does it mean and what’s going to happen next? TheJournal.ie explains all.
# explainer - Monday 30 September, 2013
115 Irish Defence Forces personnel have now arrived at their new base. Why were they sent there? How long is the mission? How will they spend their downtime? Your questions, answered.
With the referendum looming, we answer the questions you’re probably asking.
# explainer - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
Fans around the world are going crazy for the latest edition of the game.
# explainer - Thursday 5 September, 2013
The Green Army take on their main rivals for a place in Brazil over the next five days.
# explainer - Wednesday 4 September, 2013
What’s it costing us? Why isn’t it sorted? Was there no insurance? Where is the builder? All your questions, answered.
# explainer - Sunday 1 September, 2013
With a fire burning over 200,000 acres of Californian forest, we look at what exactly these fires are, how they start and how they’re fought.
# explainer - Tuesday 27 August, 2013
David Cameron has recalled the British parliament, France says it is ready to ‘punish’ those responsible for the alleged chemical attack and Syria insists it will defend itself.
They can’t establish a second Technical Group and they won’t be allowed join the existing one. Are Lucinda Creighton et al becoming a modern day Blanche DuBois?
# explainer - Friday 23 August, 2013
All the questions you might have about the conflict in Syria – answered.
# explainer - Monday 19 August, 2013
It’s a minefield out there, Tweeps. Here are some invaluable cautionary tales.
# explainer - Sunday 18 August, 2013
Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.
# explainer - Thursday 15 August, 2013
The people of Ireland were today consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. What does that mean, exactly?
# explainer - Saturday 27 July, 2013
The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…
# explainer - Sunday 21 July, 2013
How did it get to the point of 5,000 people a month dying in the conflict?
# explainer - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
Ramadan began in the USA yesterday, and there was some confusion in France over the official date.
# explainer - Sunday 16 June, 2013
Of course we hope you don’t get sick on your holidays, but just in case…
# explainer - Sunday 21 April, 2013
The toxin ricin is feared – with good reason.
# explainer - Sunday 24 March, 2013
Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.
# explainer - Thursday 14 March, 2013
# explainer - Saturday 2 March, 2013
The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?
# explainer - Sunday 24 February, 2013
Who’s running? What’s at stake? How are they picked? And is Silvio Berlusconi really in line for a fourth term in office?
# explainer - Monday 11 February, 2013
# explainer - Thursday 7 February, 2013
Why on earth were the Dáil and Seanad sitting until the small hours of this morning? This might help…
# explainer - Sunday 3 February, 2013
You have been and will be hearing a lot about promissory notes in the coming weeks but what’s it all about? We’ve taken your questions, come up with some of our own and asked the experts…
# explainer - Monday 28 January, 2013
It is almost three weeks since French and Malian troops began a battle to wrest back the north of the country from Islamist rebels.
# explainer - Tuesday 8 January, 2013
Today’s hearings include medical advice from psychiatrists, obstetricians and the masters of maternity hospitals.
The IMC’s president Kieran Murphy says the body, which regulates the medical profession, does not know of any deaths.
Ireland’s politicians are gearing up for three days of hearings on the abortion issue this week.
# explainer - Wednesday 2 January, 2013
The forthcoming legislation on abortion will put the workings of the Oireachtas under a fresh spotlight. Here’s how the lawmaking process works.
# explainer - Sunday 23 December, 2012
It’s all to do with a happy coincide of tax laws in Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States and Bermuda.
# explainer - Sunday 9 December, 2012
Mr Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.
# explainer - Sunday 4 November, 2012
With the costs of Hurricane Sandy expected to be at least €20 billion, insurers will be looking to reinsurance companies to cover most of the bill. But what are they?
# explainer - Saturday 3 November, 2012
What messages are the children’s referendum posters trying to get across and do they work? We asked the experts…