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#Explainer

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

The row over Sinn Féin's abstentionism (and why its MPs won't be taking their seats anytime soon)

The party sees its MPs as having a clear mandate not to take seats in Westminster.

# explainer - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

From The42 Here's how the restructured 2018 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up Explainer

# explainer - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Dublin's radical bus corridor plan and Compulsory Purchase Orders: what you need to know

Sections of around 1,300 front gardens may be acquired as part of the Bus Connects plan.

# explainer - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Dublin's radical bus corridor plan explained: How many gardens will be affected? Will my commute improve?

Road-widening will impact on 1,300 front gardens as part of the NTA’s new plan.

# explainer - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Children's rights groups angry at Dáil vote setting digital age of consent at 16 (they wanted it to be 13)

The government had put forward a proposal to set the digital age of consent at 13.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From The42 Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules? Explainer

Were Ireland unfairly treated last night or was the referee just adhering to the rules?

Colin O’Brien’s side suffered a controversial penalty kick loss to tournament favourites Holland.

# explainer - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Q&A: Why has the government chosen 12 weeks as the general time limit for abortion?

The use of abortion pills and pregnancy as a result of rape impacted the decision.

# explainer - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

# explainer - Thursday 26 April, 2018

What is the 'incel rebellion'? And who are those behind it?

The spotlight has been shone on the movement in recent days.

# explainer - Monday 23 April, 2018

What exactly did the Mahon Tribunal find against Bertie Ahern?

The former Taoiseach recently walked out of an interview after being asked about the Tribunal’s findings.

# explainer - Thursday 19 April, 2018

What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?

Confused by the controversy surrounding the Communications Minister? Catch up here.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

What is an African air plume - and how high will temperatures get this week?

The combination of Storm Irene and an African air plume is resulting in some interesting weather this week.

# explainer - Sunday 15 April, 2018

There are supposed to be rent limits in Dublin, so why can student accommodation providers hike rents by 27% a year?

There have been calls to increase protections for students living in the sector.

# explainer - Saturday 14 April, 2018

What the Eighth Amendment Committee heard and the recommendations it made

Over the course of three months, 22 TDs and senators questioned experts and people who had personal experiences related to the topic.

# explainer - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# explainer - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Why has Ireland ousted a Russian diplomat, and how significant is it?

“Expelling diplomats is ‘cheap diplomacy’,” one expert said. “It’s a low-cost way of reacting, and it doesn’t cost anything financially.”

# explainer - Monday 19 March, 2018

Here's why there's uproar again about Facebook and the data firm used by Trump's 2016 campaign

A former employee of Cambridge Analytica has said the firm is “a full-service propaganda machine”.

# explainer - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement

It’s all about how it affects the UK’s Brexit negotiating position in Europe.

# explainer - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Explainer: Why the "cast iron" guarantee for no hard Brexit border may now be in doubt

All eyes are on the UK to divulge its solutions to solve the issue of the Irish border.

# explainer - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 Everything you need to know about Ireland's Uefa Nations League draw Explainer

Everything you need to know about Ireland's Uefa Nations League draw

The Boys in Green will discover their group for the newly-formed tournament on Wednesday morning.

# explainer - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Saunas and high vitamin doses: The discredited Scientology-backed drug rehab programme slated for Meath

There have been a number of protests against Scientology’s presence in Ireland.

# explainer - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.

# explainer - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Kerry Babies: An unsolved murder 34 years after Ireland put 'womanhood on trial'

As we wait on a significant announcement from gardaí, we look back at the Kerry Babies case which rocked the country to its core – and became, perhaps, a catalyst for change.

# explainer - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From The Daily Edge Here's why Irish bloggers and influencers are talking about bullying, FaceTune and fake Instagram accounts Influencers

# explainer - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Explainer: How likely is a Presidential election in 2018?

Michael D isn’t set to make an announcement until September – but other candidates may emerge before then.

# explainer - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

A tumultuous 24 hours: What's been happening in Zimbabwe, and what's next

“As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” the military said.

# explainer - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Explainer: Why the baffling resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister is escalating Middle East tensions

Saad Hariri has denied he is being held prisoner in Saudi Arabia, and that he was forced to resign.

# explainer - Monday 13 November, 2017

He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin? Boomtown Rant This post contains videos

He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin?

Geldof wants the honour to be taken off Aung San Suu Kyi.

# explainer - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# explainer - Saturday 4 November, 2017

The Mueller probe: Here's what's been happening this week in the Trump-Russia Investigation

It’s been an incredibly busy week – get up to speed here.

# explainer - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

# explainer - Monday 16 October, 2017

Ophelia: This is how the ex-Hurricane developed and became so strong

It’s the worst storm to hit Ireland in 50 years.

# explainer - Friday 6 October, 2017

Explainer: How does someone win the Nobel Peace Prize?

You can’t nominate yourself, in case you were wondering.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme?

Authorities said that 844 people and 33 police were injured in clashes over the weekend.

# explainer - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Explainer: What changes could be made to hurling at today's Special Congress? GAA

Explainer: What changes could be made to hurling at today's Special Congress?

Here’s what you need to know, broken down in simple terms.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Explainer: What are the key hurling motions up for debate at Saturday's Special Congress?

Here’s what you need to know, broken down in simple terms.

# explainer - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From The42 Uefa are dramatically changing international football from next year - here's what you need to know Explainer

Uefa are dramatically changing international football from next year - here's what you need to know

Friendlies set to become a thing of the past with a brand-new competition called the Nations League starting in 2018.

So will the Local Property Tax be increased, or not?

And if there is an increase, what will it cost you?

Explainer: Why are NFL players kneeling? And how did Trump get involved?

Trump this morning tweeted his hope that the NFL will bring in a rule requiring players to stand for the anthem.

# explainer - Sunday 24 September, 2017

How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel

Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.

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