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# explained - Thursday 9 June, 2022

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

Jun 9th 2022, 6:22 PM 22,846 Views 49 Comments

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

# explained - Monday 25 January, 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 45,870 Views 62 Comments

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

# explained - Thursday 3 October, 2019

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 47,051 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.

# explained - Thursday 1 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 1st 2016, 5:37 PM 15,207 Views 12 Comments

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

# explained - Friday 16 October, 2015

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 9,883 Views 3 Comments

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

# explained - Monday 27 July, 2015

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 8,520 Views 7 Comments

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

# explained - Thursday 16 July, 2015

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

Prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wine: What is the bloody difference?

Jul 16th 2015, 6:39 PM 5,537 Views 0 Comments

All the details on your favourite bottles.

# explained - Friday 10 July, 2015

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 18,075 Views 5 Comments

A real problem investigated.

# explained - Thursday 9 July, 2015

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 9,775 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 23,906 Views 0 Comments

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

# explained - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

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 43,900 Views 1 Comment

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

# explained - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 2nd 2015, 7:29 PM 5,028 Views 5 Comments

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

# explained - Saturday 28 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 28th 2015, 6:30 PM 39,805 Views 42 Comments

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# explained - Monday 29 December, 2014

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 12,835 Views 16 Comments

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

# explained - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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 10,644 Views 103 Comments

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

# explained - Friday 24 October, 2014

Blackout: Why Sky Sports can't show the first 15 minutes of tomorrow's Clásico
# Explained
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 40,798 Views 49 Comments

Blame the 1960s…

# explained - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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 2,980 Views 1 Comment

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

# explained - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

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 3,963 Views 11 Comments

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

# explained - Friday 19 July, 2013

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

Jul 19th 2013, 11:16 AM 12,650 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…

# explained - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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 2,163 Views 2 Comments

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

# explained - Monday 10 June, 2013

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 4,315 Views 0 Comments

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