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#Explainer

# explainer - Yesterday’s News

Explainer: Why are 10,000 HSE staff striking tomorrow?

And what impact will it have?

# explainer - Saturday 15 June, 2019

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

# explainer - Friday 14 June, 2019

From The42 Where can I watch it, which star players will be there and all you need to know about the Copa America Explainer

Where can I watch it, which star players will be there and all you need to know about the Copa America

Can Lionel Messi finally win a major honour at international level and other questions set to be answered in the coming weeks.

# explainer - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

An unusual meteorological event has caused this unsettled June weather

In case it helps at all to know, there’s a reason why we’re getting bouts of rain and sun.

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland

Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.

# explainer - Friday 7 June, 2019

Loughlinisland massacre: Case against two journalists over 'sensitive material' dropped - what happens next?

Chief Constable of the PSNI George Hamilton appeared before the Policing Board yesterday, defending the decision to launch the inquiry.

# explainer - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

From The42 Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup? Ada Hegerberg

Why exactly is the best female footballer in the world not playing at the World Cup?

Norway’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is refusing to play.

From The42 Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup Explainer

Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup

The tournament begins at the Parc des Princes this Friday as hosts France take on South Korea.

# explainer - Saturday 1 June, 2019

From The42 Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given Controversy

Explainer: Why Liverpool's Champions League final penalty was given

The referee’s decision to penalise Moussa Sissoko for handball seemed harsh as it struck his chest before touching his arm.

# explainer - Thursday 30 May, 2019

"The most long-winded recount ever": What happens next in Ireland South?

A full re-count has been announced in Ireland South following a request by Liadh Ní Riadha.

From The42 All the info you need to watch Katie Taylor's bid to become the undisputed world champion Goat

All the info you need to watch Katie Taylor's bid to become the undisputed world champion

One of Ireland’s greatest-ever athletes can unify all four belts at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning.

# explainer - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

What are the Greens' climate policies and how do they compare to other left wing parties?

While a green wave overtook the local elections, the Greens’ Ciaran Cuffe topped the European poll in Dublin.

# explainer - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Limerick has voted to elect its own mayor with greater powers - but what happens now?

And who’s likely to put their hat in the right? At this stage, it could be anyone really.

# explainer - Monday 27 May, 2019

Game changer for Farage or a win of sorts for Remain? The main talking points from across the water Explainer This post contains videos

Game changer for Farage or a win of sorts for Remain? The main talking points from across the water

Farage’s Brexit Party won the most seats but things are more complicated than that.

# explainer - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

# explainer - Friday 24 May, 2019

Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?

# explainer - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Hearts and minds: How UK's voting system for EU elections can allow new parties to surge ahead

The UK votes differently to Ireland in the European Elections, and this difference may help to explain why Farage’s party could win.

# explainer - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Explainer: What do MEPs actually do once they get a seat in the European Parliament?

Here’s what you can expect of the people you’re voting for on Friday.

# explainer - Monday 20 May, 2019

Have a Huawei phone? Here's how Google's new Android measures may affect you

The news from Google comes as a blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

# explainer - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Explainer: What are cuckoo funds and why are people complaining about them?

Between 2012 and 2018, block purchasers bought 9,291 units in Dublin.

# explainer - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Explainer: Irish MEPs have been raising concerns of a future 'EU Army' - but is it likely to happen?

Claims around the potential for an EU army have been prominent in the election debate

# explainer - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

WhatsApp has identified a 'serious security vulnerability' - Here's what you need to know

The company has officially notified the Data Protection Commission about the breach.

# explainer - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Ireland is set to choose 949 councillors - but what powers do they have in the current 'weak' system?

What do councillors actually have the power to do? Let’s have a look.

# explainer - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

National Broadband Plan: Ballooning costs, secret dinners and four ministers later, a timeline since 2012

The government has finally approved the National Broadband Plan.

# explainer - Saturday 4 May, 2019

European elections: What constituency am I in? Who can I vote for?

We’ve got you covered.

# explainer - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Explainer: Why a former British minister is 'swearing on his children's lives' over latest scandal

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired over the latest scandal to rock the British government.

# explainer - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Venezuela claims to have stopped a coup attempt, but tensions there are rising: so what exactly is going on?

The world will be watching as a series of May Day rallies take place in the country today.

# explainer - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Brexplainer: How are the British parties shaping up for the controversial EU elections?

There’s a small chance they won’t actually take part, but this is getting more and more unlikely.

# explainer - Monday 22 April, 2019

Here's why tenants can take discrimination cases against landlords at the Workplace Relations Commission

The WRC provides advice on workplace issues to employers and to employees.

# explainer - Monday 15 April, 2019

# explainer - Sunday 14 April, 2019

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

# explainer - Saturday 13 April, 2019

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

# explainer - Monday 8 April, 2019

Explainer: Why has a minor accident involving the Garda Commissioner attracted controversy?

Details of the accident at Garda headquarters emerged over the weekend.

# explainer - Saturday 6 April, 2019

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

# explainer - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Explainer: What's Paschal Donohoe's plan for Local Property Tax and how will it affect your wallet?

Changes to the Local Property Tax are delayed for another year – but are higher bills on the way?

# explainer - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help

Why does Europe want to scrap seasonal clock changes? Will Ireland have to?

Explainer: What are all these rows about carbon tax about and will I end up paying more?

The Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has approved a recommendation to quadruple the tax to €80 per tonne by 2030

# explainer - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Explainer: What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth actually look like?

The idea has been bandied about as a possibility in the context of a united Ireland.

# explainer - Friday 29 March, 2019

A Brexistential crisis: So what happens now?

The best answer to that question is: “F**k knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”

# explainer - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

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