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# explained - This year 2022

Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?
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# Explained

Explainer: Would Ireland be required to have a referendum before joining Nato?

Jun 9th 2022, 6:22 PM 22,976 Views 49 Comments

The Taoiseach has said a referendum wouldn’t be required – constitutional law experts disagree.

# explained - Last year 2021

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?

Jan 25th 2021, 2:54 PM 45,883 Views 62 Comments

Around 250 people were arrested following protests across the Netherlands yesterday over a new curfew.

# explained - All time

Any win over Samoa will all-but secure quarter-final berth for Ireland
# Permutations
From The42
# Permutations

Any win over Samoa will all-but secure quarter-final berth for Ireland

Oct 3rd 2019, 8:05 PM 47,062 Views 38 Comments

But there is still a scenario in which Scotland can storm back and qualify alongside Japan to knock Ireland out at the pool stage.

There's a TV blackout on the first El Clasico of the season this weekend
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From The42
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There's a TV blackout on the first El Clasico of the season this weekend

Dec 1st 2016, 5:37 PM 15,226 Views 12 Comments

Barcelona’s meeting with Real Madrid this Saturday afternoon won’t be shown live on television in Ireland or Britain.

Here’s why the McDonald’s McFlurry spoon has that big hollow square bottom
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From The Daily Edge
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Here’s why the McDonald’s McFlurry spoon has that big hollow square bottom

Oct 16th 2015, 10:03 AM 9,890 Views 3 Comments

The answer that has plagued McFlurry lovers for years has been answered.

What's the big fuss about the Galway Races? Here's everything you need to know
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From The42
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What's the big fuss about the Galway Races? Here's everything you need to know

Jul 27th 2015, 3:40 PM 8,529 Views 7 Comments

When does the racing start? And, more importantly, who’s going to win?

Prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wine: What is the bloody difference?
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From The Daily Edge
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Prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wine: What is the bloody difference?

Jul 16th 2015, 6:39 PM 5,547 Views 0 Comments

All the details on your favourite bottles.

Does putting a spoon in a bottle of Prosecco actually keep it fizzy overnight?
# Bubbly
From The Daily Edge
# Bubbly

Does putting a spoon in a bottle of Prosecco actually keep it fizzy overnight?

Jul 10th 2015, 2:30 PM 18,198 Views 5 Comments

A real problem investigated.

Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great
# It's Science
# It's Science

Explained: why we think bubble wrap is so great

Jul 9th 2015, 11:59 PM 9,782 Views 7 Comments

There’s some science in them there hills.

The science behind why popping bubble wrap is so addictive
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From The Daily Edge
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The science behind why popping bubble wrap is so addictive

Jul 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 24,264 Views 0 Comments

Science is once again tackling those important issues in your life.

Here's why you stick one leg out of the covers when you're sleeping
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From The Daily Edge
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Here's why you stick one leg out of the covers when you're sleeping

Jul 7th 2015, 4:25 PM 45,678 Views 1 Comment

Finally, science is getting to the bottom of the important issues.

What does Sepp Blatter's resignation actually mean - and what happens next?
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From The42
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What does Sepp Blatter's resignation actually mean - and what happens next?

Jun 2nd 2015, 7:29 PM 5,044 Views 5 Comments

Blatter’s 17-year term at the top of world football is set to finally come to an end.

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

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

Feb 28th 2015, 6:30 PM 39,814 Views 42 Comments

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?
# Backbench Mischief
# Backbench Mischief

Who are the Fine Gael five-a-side club - and just what the hell are they up to?

Dec 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,852 Views 16 Comments

Backbench TD Eoghan Murphy explained all to TheJournal.ie earlier this month…

No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest
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No, Mary Lou did not avoid a Trinity Sinn Féin event because of a Maíria Cahill protest

Nov 26th 2014, 11:04 AM 10,650 Views 103 Comments

The party has dismissed reports McDonald cancelled her appearance at an event last night in the wake of a protest.

Blackout: Why Sky Sports can't show the first 15 minutes of tomorrow's Clásico
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From The42
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Blackout: Why Sky Sports can't show the first 15 minutes of tomorrow's Clásico

Oct 24th 2014, 12:04 PM 40,823 Views 49 Comments

Blame the 1960s…

American dream: breaking down the details of John Joe Nevin's pro move
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From The42
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American dream: breaking down the details of John Joe Nevin's pro move

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 2,993 Views 1 Comment

Olympic silver medallist took the first step on his pro journey yesterday — here’s what it all means.

Super Hurling 11s: what is the GAA's newest game and how will it help hurling to crack America?
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From The42
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Super Hurling 11s: what is the GAA's newest game and how will it help hurling to crack America?

Sep 11th 2013, 7:20 AM 3,982 Views 11 Comments

The GAA will showcase its new version of hurling to a US audience next month.

Explainer: What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
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Explainer: What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

Jul 19th 2013, 11:16 AM 12,665 Views 17 Comments

CJD, a disease most people link to ‘mad cow disease’, is back on our radars today. We take a look at what it is…

What is the 'Heart of the Game' handbook -- and how can it help Irish football?
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From The42
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What is the 'Heart of the Game' handbook -- and how can it help Irish football?

Jun 18th 2013, 7:28 PM 2,179 Views 2 Comments

The new 68-page handbook was launched by Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring TD this afternoon.

Wicker men: why this week's US Open will use 'basket pins' instead of flags
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From The42
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Wicker men: why this week's US Open will use 'basket pins' instead of flags

Jun 10th 2013, 12:13 PM 4,332 Views 0 Comments

The good and the great of golf are heading to Merion GC, Philadelphia, this week for the season’s second Major.