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#Explainer

# explainer - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

# explainer - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

How escalating tensions in Hong Kong have brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill

Tensions have been simmering for months in Hong Kong, sparked by a proposed extradition bill with China.

# explainer - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.

# explainer - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Explainer: Why is there controversy over the new Central Bank governor?

It all stems from a leak of New Zealand’s budget earlier this year.

# explainer - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Explainer: Why has Kashmir lost its special status and what now for the contested Indian region?

Once a territory of the British empire, Jammu and Kashmir chose to join India over Pakistan in 1947.

# explainer - Friday 2 August, 2019

The Explainer: What is Fortnite and how can people make money from it?

On this week’s episode, we delve into the world of Fortnite and esports.

Cast-iron and vital, or an anti-democratic bureaucracy: what is the Irish backstop?

Should it be for a limited period of time or not? Should it apply to the UK as a whole, or just Northern Ireland?

# explainer - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# explainer - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Explainer: Why are thousands of protesters calling for Puerto Rico's governor to resign?

Messages from a leaked Telegram group revealed alleged homophobic and sexist messages from Governor Ricardo Rossello.

'Malice, incompetence, negligence': How false claims about historical sex abuse in UK sparked '£2 million probe'

Carl Beech was found guilty of perverting the course of justice yesterday over sex abuse claims against senior UK politicians.

# explainer - Monday 22 July, 2019

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

# explainer - Friday 19 July, 2019

The Explainer: Why was there such controversy over Lizzo’s ticket sales?

Why did Lizzo tickets sell out so fast – and what’s happening with ticket reselling legislation?

# explainer - Sunday 14 July, 2019

What is Gatt 24, the 'loophole' cited by Boris Johnson against no-deal Brexit tariffs?

Things have become a little clearer on what would happen if there’s a no-deal Brexit, after the director of the WTO weighed into the debate.

# explainer - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Explainer: The minister, the understaffed Naval Service and the 'young fellas caught up in the middle'

The dispute comes after a decision was made to take two vessels out of operation, leading to various claims and rows in the Dáil.

# explainer - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Explainer: Could Britain's next PM 'lock the doors of parliament' to force Brexit through?

It’s a question of ‘prorogation’, but what does that mean?

'The DUP didn't want this, but some will be relieved': What happens now in Northern Ireland?

These votes have been a long-time coming – but make the return of power-sharing much less likely.

# explainer - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Explainer: Minimum unit pricing for alcohol is on the way, but how exactly does it work?

Cheaper drinks with a high alcohol content will see the biggest price change.

# explainer - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament? First Day Of School This post contains videos

What are the rules on dress codes and banners in the European Parliament?

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace both wore ‘Free Assange’ t-shirts today, so is this allowed?

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

From The42 Explainer: Here's how the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up State Of Play This post contains a poll

Explainer: Here's how the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland senior championship is shaping up

The groups are all but finalised, and we’re almost ready for the road to Croker.

# explainer - Monday 1 July, 2019

Why a new trade deal between EU and South American countries has gone down badly in Ireland

The so-called Mercosur deal has been met with celebrations and opposition on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Explainer: The new rules on Airbnb hosting come into effect today - here's what you need to know

These regulations mean a number of new rules – and potential penalties – for those affected by them.

# explainer - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Why is a 50-year-old debate about bussing black children to school hurting Joe Biden's campaign? Bussing This post contains videos

Why is a 50-year-old debate about bussing black children to school hurting Joe Biden's campaign?

The question of bussing was raised during Thursday’s Democratic debate.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

One year after the scandal first emerged, why is debate raging again about Trump's child detention camps?

The detention centres have been compared to prisons and concentration camps.

# explainer - Monday 24 June, 2019

Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war? Trouble In The Gulf This post contains videos

Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war?

Tensions in the region have seen a US drone shot down and air strikes cancelled at the 11th hour.

# explainer - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Here are the key dates in the Tory leadership race and the UK's road to Brexit

There should be a new PM in a month’s time but the Brexit schedule is still anyone’s guess.

# explainer - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

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.

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