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# explainer - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

The Explainer: What Super Tuesday and the latest US primaries could mean for Trump

Wondering what Super Tuesday is, and what happened with it last night? We have all the answers.

# explainer - Monday 9 March, 2020

Explainer: What’s going on between Turkey and Greece and the EU?

Talks on the migrant crisis are being held today – here’s the background to the situation.

# explainer - Friday 6 March, 2020

Who are the WHO? What does 'community transmission' mean? - A Covid-19 glossary of terms

We’re hearing lots about pandemics, contact tracing and community transmission. Let’s break it all down.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it?

Have a question you’d like us to put to an expert? Send it our way.

Yes, it's safe to receive a package from China. No, there are no media blackouts: Exploding myths about Covid-19

There are a few common misconceptions around the coronavirus. Here, we take some of them head on.

# explainer - Monday 2 March, 2020

Explainer: Why health officials aren't naming the Glasnevin school at the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak

Health chiefs have come in for criticism online for the decision – here’s the thinking behind it.

# explainer - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Explainer: Here's what we know so far about how Covid-19 is spreading

Where did the new coronavirus Covid-19 come from, and what does it want?

# explainer - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to certain areas of Italy – these are your options if you have a trip booked.

Coronavirus: How likely is it to come to Ireland? And can the health service cope with an outbreak?

The State has a “mitigation” strategy ready to roll out if the “containment” strategy fails.

# explainer - Monday 24 February, 2020

Explainer: What happened with the Graham Dwyer data retention case in the Supreme Court?

Dwyer was convicted of the murder of Elaine O’Hara in 2015.

# explainer - Friday 7 February, 2020

From The42 2 weeks before the season starts, the League of Ireland's First Division remains mired in uncertainty Explainer

2 weeks before the season starts, the League of Ireland's First Division remains mired in uncertainty

Two fixture lists have been released with question marks over the participation of Limerick and Shamrock Rovers II.

# explainer - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.

# explainer - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

What are the Iowa caucuses and why do they matter?

Democrats in the US are choosing their election candidate to take on Trump.

# explainer - Monday 3 February, 2020

WIN: Tickets for our first live recording of The Explainer podcast

We’ll be asking the question: How does Ireland end up with the politicians it has?

# explainer - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Frantic tweeting and 'high crimes': Here's what you need to know from the first week of Trump's impeachment trial

Democrats have an uphill battle to convince Republicans, and week one of the impeachment trial was a partisan affair.

# explainer - Friday 24 January, 2020

The Explainer: How did the Drogheda feud reach north Dublin?

The shocking murder of Keane Mulready-Woods added another layer to the ongoing Drogheda feud. We take a look at what has been going on, on this week’s podcast.

# explainer - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

# explainer - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

A 'least worst' and 'carefully calculated' tactic: Why Iran chose to carry out this morning's strikes on bases housing US troops

Trump has said that new economic sanctions will be imposed on Iran after the strike this morning.

# explainer - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Explainer: Who were the RIC?

The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.

# explainer - Monday 23 December, 2019

Explainer: How does Santa get all the toys made in time for Christmas?

Just how does he do it? It takes an awful lot of hard work.

# explainer - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Donald Trump has been impeached, what happens next?

The process now moves to the Senate but exactly when is not clear.

# explainer - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Explainer: What happened with the White island volcanic eruption?

The disaster was not entirely unexpected.

# explainer - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Investigation into how top prizes were not included in some National Lottery games being considered

Here’s what you need to know about top prizes not being included in some National Lottery games

# explainer - Saturday 7 December, 2019

What comes next in the Trump impeachment inquiry?

Trump is likely to face at least three articles of impeachment.

# explainer - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?

A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?

# explainer - Friday 22 November, 2019

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

# explainer - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Explainer: Why has Prince Andrew stepped aside from public duties?

The Duke of York has withdrawn from official royal life for the foreseeable future.

# explainer - Monday 18 November, 2019

It's Johnson V Corbyn in the first leaders' debate as Lib Dems and SNP lose court case

The debate will take place on ITV at 8pm tommorrow.

# explainer - Friday 15 November, 2019

The Explainer: What's the story with RTÉ's finances at the moment?

We take a look at the issues it has been having with its finances, and what it is planning to do about this.

# explainer - Monday 4 November, 2019

What is the Shannon LNG terminal and why have Cher and Mark Ruffalo called on Leo Varadkar not to back it?

The project has been the focus of environmental campaigners in recent months.

# explainer - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

# explainer - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

# explainer - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

From The42 18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute Flying The Flag

18 Irish players ready to go as 2020 AFLW season set in stone following ugly dispute

All has been resolved with fixtures in place for next year.

# explainer - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Explainer: Here's what the revised BusConnects plan would mean for your bus route

The routes have been revised after the initial public consultation. Here’s what they look like.

# explainer - Friday 25 October, 2019

Explainer: How did protests over metro fares in Chile lead to days of violent fatal clashes?

Yesterday, a four-year-old child was killed during the latest round of protests.

# explainer - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

What was tonight's crucial Brexit vote all about, and what happens now?

Let’s untangle the confusing jumble of Brexit legislation, amendments and Commons votes.

Explainer: Why can't same-sex couples in Northern Ireland get married until next year?

The first ceremonies could take place on the week of Valentine’s Day 2020.

# explainer - Monday 21 October, 2019

Explainer: Is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal already dead? Doa This post contains videos

Explainer: Is Boris Johnson's Brexit deal already dead?

There was no meaningful vote on it today, so what happens next?

# explainer - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Explainer: Where has the Northern Ireland backstop gone?

After almost two years of back-and-forth, a new Brexit withdrawal deal was agreed today.

# explainer - Friday 11 October, 2019