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#Explainer

# explainer - Today’s News

Why do soft drinks taste so much better out of a can?

An important issue for our times.

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Here’s everything you need to know about the Irish sides in Europe this season Explainer

Here’s everything you need to know about the Irish sides in Europe this season

Shamrock Rovers kick off their Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg this evening.

# explainer - Monday 29 June, 2015

From The42 Here’s why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white Whiter Than White

Here’s why the players at Wimbledon have to wear all white

And why organisers have only become more strict over the years.

# explainer - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is BSE – and should we be concerned about this case? Mad Cow Disease

Explainer: What is BSE – and should we be concerned about this case?

Where does BSE come from? Is there any risk to humans? Why is this case generating such attention? And what’s the possible damage to business?

# explainer - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 How to avoid Toulon and all you need to know about the Champions Cup pool draw Explainer

How to avoid Toulon and all you need to know about the Champions Cup pool draw

Apart from Connacht being a tier one seed in the Challenge Cup, it’s all a bit complicated.

# explainer - Friday 12 June, 2015

The ‘belly button challenge’ is taking over the internet – but what is it?

This massive social media trend is just getting started.

# explainer - Thursday 11 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why won’t Irish Water tell us how many people have paid their bills? Explainer

Why won’t Irish Water tell us how many people have paid their bills?

AAA TD Paul Murphy has been frustrated in his efforts to uncover payment levels.

From TheJournal.ie What is the secretive Bilderberg Conference – and why has Michael O’Leary been invited? Lizard People

What is the secretive Bilderberg Conference – and why has Michael O’Leary been invited?

Gathering of the lizard people, secretive world government meeting, an ‘informal networking opportunity’ – or a mixture of all three?

# explainer - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

From The42 Wenger, Woodward and Ayre – who are the key figures directing your club’s transfer activity? Behind The Scenes

Wenger, Woodward and Ayre – who are the key figures directing your club’s transfer activity?

As the transfer window opens, each club has a different policy so here’s a look at individuals behind the deals.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA? FIFA

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

# explainer - Friday 22 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Saw a bible at your polling station? Here’s why Explainer

Saw a bible at your polling station? Here’s why

Not everyone is happy about the situation.

# explainer - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand? Explainer

Surrogacy in Ireland: Where do we stand?

The referendum on marriage equality is only a few days away. However, other issues have been entering the debate.

# explainer - Friday 15 May, 2015

From The42 Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12 Permutations

Here’s what Munster, Ulster and Connacht need to happen in the Pro12

There’s a whole lot riding on the last round of the Pro12 for three Irish provinces.

# explainer - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Did Obama tell a huge number of lies about the killing of Osama bin Laden? Explainer

Did Obama tell a huge number of lies about the killing of Osama bin Laden?

A potentially explosive exposé by Seymour Hersh has been slammed by the White House. Get up to speed on the controversy, here…

# explainer - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

From The42 Here’s what to expect when the Women’s World Cup comes to Ireland World Cup Countdown

Here’s what to expect when the Women’s World Cup comes to Ireland

2017 can’t come soon enough.

# explainer - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From The42 Here’s how Liverpool can overcome United in the race for a top-four spot Explainer

Here’s how Liverpool can overcome United in the race for a top-four spot

The Anfield club will almost certainly need three wins in their final matches to have any hope.

# explainer - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Gail O’Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend Assisted Suicide

Gail O’Rorke found not guilty of assisting the suicide of her friend

How is assisting a suicide illegal? The legal answer is complicated.

# explainer - Thursday 23 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is Siteserv – and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

What exactly is Siteserv – and why is everyone talking about it?

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

# explainer - Friday 17 April, 2015

From The42 How many points do Chelsea need to win the league? Can United still triumph? Explainer

How many points do Chelsea need to win the league? Can United still triumph?

As the Premier League approaches its climax, we assess how it could turn out.

# explainer - Thursday 9 April, 2015

From Business ETC Explainer: Why does YouTube want to introduce a paid subscription service? Pay Up

Explainer: Why does YouTube want to introduce a paid subscription service?

It’s not all about making more money (although that’s a major reason behind it).

# explainer - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What you need to know about the election that no one can predict Explainer This post contains videos

What you need to know about the election that no one can predict

In a closely-fought race it appears neither the Conservatives nor Labour will emerge victorious on 7 May.

# explainer - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Dwyer jury had to have ‘reasonable doubt’: what was that? Explainer

The Dwyer jury had to have ‘reasonable doubt’: what was that?

The judge in Graham Dwyer’s trial had plenty to say on the subject.

Everyone is talking about Periscope, but what is it?

Can’t keep up with all these Periscopes and Meerkats.

# explainer - Monday 23 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie You need to read about Yemen… Explainer

You need to read about Yemen…

What do you know about what’s going on? Catch up here.

What is Meerkat and why is everyone talking about it?

The livestreaming app is being tipped as the next Vine.

# explainer - Friday 20 March, 2015

From The42 Here’s what needs to happen to bring the Six Nations title back to Ireland Permutations

# explainer - Monday 9 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why the water protesters were freed from prison… Explainer

Here’s why the water protesters were freed from prison…

Their lawyers appealed on the basis of problems with a ‘committal warrant’. But what was the basis of the argument?

From Business ETC Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling €1.1 TRILLION out of thin air… and what it means for you To Qe Or Not To Qe

Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling €1.1 TRILLION out of thin air… and what it means for you

The European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion QE plan starts today.

# explainer - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s happening in Libya and why is it important? Explainer

Explainer: What’s happening in Libya and why is it important?

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What is the Children and Family Relationships Bill and who will it affect? Explainer

What is the Children and Family Relationships Bill and who will it affect?

Confused about what new legislation will mean for families? Read on.

# explainer - Friday 13 February, 2015

From The42 The World Cup starts tonight and Ireland are there – here’s everything you need to know Explainer

# explainer - Thursday 12 February, 2015

From Business ETC Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly? Up In The Air

Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly?

Here’s everything we know about the possible sale so far…

# explainer - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The42 Dr Eanna Falvey outlines each step of rugby’s pro game concussion protocol Explainer This post contains videos

Dr Eanna Falvey outlines each step of rugby’s pro game concussion protocol

Here’s how the head injury assessment and recovery stages are supposed to work in the professional game.

# explainer - Sunday 8 February, 2015

From The42 Yes, Harry Kane is eligible to play for Ireland and no, he isn’t interested Explainer

Yes, Harry Kane is eligible to play for Ireland and no, he isn’t interested

The in-form Tottenham striker’s father was born in Galway.

# explainer - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement Explainer

This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement

Here’s what we know about the Tánaiste’s “shamrock saver” scheme so far…

# explainer - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here’s what we know about new alcohol price laws so far… Explainer

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here’s what we know about new alcohol price laws so far…

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia Explainer

Serbia did not commit genocide in Croatia

The case was heard at the International Court of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie No line on the Horizon: How Ireland’s biggest sports star has ended up in the High Court Timeline

No line on the Horizon: How Ireland’s biggest sports star has ended up in the High Court

Rory McIlroy could face two weeks on the stand in the case which begins today.

# explainer - Friday 30 January, 2015

From The42 We asked 8 people who know nothing about the NFL to discuss the Super Bowl Explainer

We asked 8 people who know nothing about the NFL to discuss the Super Bowl

And it went exactly as you’d expect.

# explainer - Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Who are Syriza? Explainer

Who are Syriza?

Are they as radical as is claimed?

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