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# Explained

The Candidate: The big issues and potential winners in Ireland South
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When is the draw for the All-Ireland football semi finals, and how will it work?
When is the draw for the All-Ireland football semi finals, and how will it work?
Explained: What you need to know about failed election declarations from Paschal Donohoe and SF
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Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?
Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
Any win over Samoa will all-but secure quarter-final berth for Ireland
There's a TV blackout on the first El Clasico of the season this weekend
Here’s why the McDonald’s McFlurry spoon has that big hollow square bottom
What's the big fuss about the Galway Races? Here's everything you need to know
Prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wine: What is the bloody difference?
Does putting a spoon in a bottle of Prosecco actually keep it fizzy overnight?
Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great
The science behind why popping bubble wrap is so addictive
Here's why you stick one leg out of the covers when you're sleeping
What does Sepp Blatter's resignation actually mean - and what happens next?
Explainer: What's happening in Libya and why is it important?
Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?
No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest
Blackout: Why Sky Sports can't show the first 15 minutes of tomorrow's Clásico
American dream: breaking down the details of John Joe Nevin's pro move
Super Hurling 11s: what is the GAA's newest game and how will it help hurling to crack America?
Explainer: What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
What is the 'Heart of the Game' handbook -- and how can it help Irish football?
Wicker men: why this week's US Open will use 'basket pins' instead of flags