# Explainer

2nd March 2024
Referendum Q&A: What will you be asked to vote on? And what exactly is a durable relationship?
People will next week be asked to vote on amending sections of the Constitution related to the family and the provision of care.
The votes, dubbed the Family Amendment and the Care Amendment, will take place next Friday
The Constitution currently only recognises families based on marriage and refers to a woman's place 'in the home'
Not up to speed on what the referendums are about? We've got you covered
Last month
February 2024
How Siún Ni Raghallaigh was left with no choice but to quit after another chaotic week for RTÉ
Here’s an explainer of the events that led up to Ní Raghallaigh’s resignation in the early hours of the morning – and the fallout.
How has Belfast's overgrown Casement Park become the latest pitch battle around cross-border funding?
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Measles: What you need to know about the disease, vaccines and who is at risk
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Explainer: How does Northern Ireland appoint ministers - and who might get the jobs?
January 2024
What does UNRWA do and why are countries pulling their support for the Palestinian aid agency?
Ireland has been among UNRWA’s main defenders since allegations of staff involvement in the 7 October attacks surfaced.
Explainer: Why are farmers in France blocking the motorways?
What is the new deposit-return scheme for bottles and cans and how will it work?
The scheme is being rolled out from Thursday.
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Last year
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