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# the-explainer - Friday 23 September, 2022

The Explainer: What do recent arrests mean for the Kinahan gang?
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The Explainer: What do recent arrests mean for the Kinahan gang?

Fri 6:00 PM 5,806 Views 0 Comments

Our reporter Garreth MacNamee joins us to look at how months of intense targeting by international police organisations has impacted the Kinahan Organised Crime Group.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 20 September, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 7:45 PM 5,677 Views 0 Comments

Reporter Anthea Lacchia and campaigner James Walsh tell Susan Daly about how almost all councils are still using pesticides.

# the-explainer - Thursday 15 September, 2022

The Explainer: What are the challenges facing King Charles?
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The Explainer: What are the challenges facing King Charles?

Sep 15th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,067 Views 2 Comments

We speak to media consultant and former Sky News reporter Enda Brady explains.

# the-explainer - Friday 9 September, 2022

The Explainer: Why is Ireland so obsessed with Garth Brooks?
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The Explainer: Why is Ireland so obsessed with Garth Brooks?

Sep 9th 2022, 3:15 PM 6,987 Views 3 Comments

Listen in to hear Christina Finn and Alan Corr explain more.

# the-explainer - Thursday 1 September, 2022

The Explainer: How have abortion laws changed in the US since Roe V Wade was overturned?
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The Explainer: How have abortion laws changed in the US since Roe V Wade was overturned?

Sep 1st 2022, 6:00 PM 3,688 Views 1 Comment

Listen in to hear US-based journalist Marion McKeone explain.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 30 August, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?

Aug 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 7,129 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how over €90 million worth of properties were sold.

# the-explainer - Friday 26 August, 2022

The Explainer: Why has polio reappeared in some major cities' sewage systems?
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The Explainer: Why has polio reappeared in some major cities' sewage systems?

Aug 26th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,085 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear epidemiologist Dr Kathleen O’Reilly explain what it might mean.

# the-explainer - Thursday 11 August, 2022

The Explainer: What's being done to stop the spread of monkeypox?
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The Explainer: What's being done to stop the spread of monkeypox?

Aug 11th 2022, 5:05 PM 3,225 Views 0 Comments

Over 100 cases have now been reported in Ireland.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

The Explainer: What makes Love Island so successful?
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The Explainer: What makes Love Island so successful?

Aug 3rd 2022, 6:00 PM 3,727 Views 2 Comments

Listen in to hear from Love Island expert, podcaster Orlaith Condon.

# the-explainer - Thursday 28 July, 2022

The Explainer: Is Ireland heading towards another recession?
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The Explainer: Is Ireland heading towards another recession?

Jul 28th 2022, 5:10 PM 20,006 Views 15 Comments

This week we discussed how different a possible recession could look compared to the post-2008 downturn.

# the-explainer - Thursday 21 July, 2022

The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?
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The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?

Jul 21st 2022, 6:00 PM 4,305 Views 6 Comments

How frequent will heatwaves become, and how quickly can we turn the tide?

# the-explainer - Friday 15 July, 2022

The Explainer: Will Dublin’s metro actually be built this time around?
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The Explainer: Will Dublin’s metro actually be built this time around?

Jul 15th 2022, 10:45 AM 7,986 Views 10 Comments

Listen in to hear public transport expert Brian Caulfield of Trinity College Dublin explain.

# the-explainer - Saturday 9 July, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?

Jul 9th 2022, 9:30 AM 3,628 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly about concerns over the cross-border poultry manure trade.

# the-explainer - Thursday 7 July, 2022

The Explainer: Why are energy prices still going up?
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The Explainer: Why are energy prices still going up?

Jul 7th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,239 Views 2 Comments

Listen in to our interview with Daragh Cassidy of Bonkers.ie to find out more.

# the-explainer - Saturday 2 July, 2022

The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
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The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws

Jul 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 9,057 Views 19 Comments

The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.

# the-explainer - Thursday 30 June, 2022

The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
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The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?

Jun 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,416 Views 9 Comments

Listen in to our interview with Dr David Kenny of Trinity College School of Law to find out more.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

The Explainer: What's the future of EU defence - and how does Ireland play a role?
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The Explainer: What's the future of EU defence - and how does Ireland play a role?

Jun 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 3,337 Views 5 Comments

On this week’s episode, former army officer Tom Clonan talks to Michelle Hennessy about how the European Union’s defence strategy is evolving.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

The Explainer: Why is it so hard to take action on mass shootings in the US?
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The Explainer: Why is it so hard to take action on mass shootings in the US?

Jun 8th 2022, 6:33 PM 3,252 Views 0 Comments

Our columnist Larry Donnelly talks to Michelle Hennessy about gun laws in the USA this week on the podcast.

# the-explainer - Friday 27 May, 2022

The Explainer: What is Sláintecare and how does it aim to reform Ireland’s health system?
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The Explainer: What is Sláintecare and how does it aim to reform Ireland’s health system?

May 27th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,839 Views 4 Comments

Unsure what Sláintecare is? Listen in to hear Liam Doran explain to presenter Michelle Hennessy.

# the-explainer - Thursday 19 May, 2022

The Explainer: Why isn't Ireland winning the Eurovision Song Contest?
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The Explainer: Why isn't Ireland winning the Eurovision Song Contest?

May 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,144 Views 3 Comments

Listen to find out some of the surprising reasons why.

# the-explainer - Thursday 12 May, 2022

The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?
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The Explainer: What does the election result mean for the future of Northern Ireland?

May 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 3,139 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to be brought up to speed about the weekend’s seismic election result.

# the-explainer - Thursday 5 May, 2022

The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?
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The Explainer: In the age of disinformation and misinformation, how does factchecking work?

May 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,120 Views 0 Comments

The Good Information Project has been looking at the fight against misinfo and disinfo, and this week on the podcast we’re taking a look at how factchecking and how it works.

# the-explainer - Thursday 28 April, 2022

The Explainer: What is the situation like for people fleeing Ukraine now?
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The Explainer: What is the situation like for people fleeing Ukraine now?

Apr 28th 2022, 5:30 PM 2,863 Views 0 Comments

Listen to hear what reporter Céimin Burke saw while reporting from the Polish-Ukrainian border last week.

# the-explainer - Friday 22 April, 2022

The Explainer: Why is cutting turf so bad for the environment?
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The Explainer: Why is cutting turf so bad for the environment?

Apr 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 5,503 Views 1 Comment

Listen to hear what Dr Raymond Flynn of Queen’s University Belfast has to say about the topic.

# the-explainer - Thursday 14 April, 2022

The Explainer: How are war crimes investigated and prosecuted?
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The Explainer: How are war crimes investigated and prosecuted?

Apr 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,727 Views 0 Comments

Listen to expert Professor Ray Murphy of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway explain.

# the-explainer - Thursday 7 April, 2022

The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?
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The Explainer: Is there a significant revival of the Irish language underway?

Apr 7th 2022, 6:57 PM 5,560 Views 9 Comments

Listen here for a discussion on how interest sa Ghaeilge is flourishing, and how the State can harness that.

# the-explainer - Friday 25 March, 2022

Higher prices for meats and dairy products in Ireland 'beginning to happen already'
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Higher prices for meats and dairy products in Ireland 'beginning to happen already'

Mar 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,613 Views 23 Comments

The disruption to the supply of wheat and other grains will affect other agri-products, Teagasc explained to The Journal.

# the-explainer - Thursday 24 March, 2022

The Explainer: How secure is Ireland’s food supply?
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The Explainer: How secure is Ireland’s food supply?

Mar 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,228 Views 0 Comments

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused disruptions to global wheat supplies, which in turn has caused prices to surge. Russia also produces a significant proportion of the key ingredients in fertilisers.

# the-explainer - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?
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The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?

Mar 16th 2022, 7:30 PM 2,913 Views 0 Comments

Listen here to find out from cyberpsychology researcher and lecturer Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton.

# the-explainer - Saturday 5 March, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is inadequate care impacting people with eating disorders?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: How is inadequate care impacting people with eating disorders?

Updated Mar 5th 2022, 10:00 AM 5,331 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about the chaotic state of services through people’s experiences.

# the-explainer - Thursday 3 March, 2022

The Explainer: What is life like for people staying in Ukraine - and those who have left?
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The Explainer: What is life like for people staying in Ukraine - and those who have left?

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:45 AM 4,823 Views 0 Comments

Listen here to find out how life is on the ground for people living in Ukraine, and those who have crossed the border.

# the-explainer - Monday 21 February, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: How are public maintenance works impacting river biodiversity?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: How are public maintenance works impacting river biodiversity?

Feb 21st 2022, 1:15 PM 2,950 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Anthea Lacchia and An Taisce’s Elaine McGoff tell Susan Daly about how arterial drainage works are changing our waterways.

# the-explainer - Saturday 19 February, 2022

The Explainer: How did a truckers’ protest in Canada spread to other countries?
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The Explainer: How did a truckers’ protest in Canada spread to other countries?

Feb 19th 2022, 3:54 PM 7,258 Views 0 Comments

Listen here to find out how external forces helped spread these trucker protests across Canada – and around the world.

# the-explainer - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to improve childcare in Ireland?
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The Explainer x Noteworthy: What can be done to improve childcare in Ireland?

Feb 15th 2022, 3:42 PM 3,293 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Peter McGuire and Professor Mathias Urban tell Susan Daly about the challenges facing Ireland’s childcare system.

# the-explainer - Friday 11 February, 2022

The Explainer: What’s driving the rising prices in Ireland?
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The Explainer: What’s driving the rising prices in Ireland?

Feb 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,822 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear what it has to do with inflation – and what inflation is – on this week’s podcast.

# the-explainer - Thursday 3 February, 2022

The Explainer: What can Ireland do to become a safer place for women?
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The Explainer: What can Ireland do to become a safer place for women?

Feb 3rd 2022, 6:00 PM 5,009 Views 0 Comments

We speak to Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland to get a sense of what more can be done – from the courts to domestic abuse services – but how ultimately there are no quick fixes.

# the-explainer - Friday 28 January, 2022

The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?
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The Explainer: Why is Ireland reopening now - and how do people feel about it?

Jan 28th 2022, 11:00 AM 9,604 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear behavioural scientist Pete Lunn and immunologist Christine Loscher give us the latest info and research on the reopening.

# the-explainer - Thursday 20 January, 2022

The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave
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The Explainer: Healthcare staff on what it's like working during the Omicron wave

Jan 20th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,806 Views 0 Comments

Click to listen to a GP, a paramedic, an emergency medicine consultant, and the head of an intensive care unit talk about how our hospitals are coping with the Omicron wave.

# the-explainer - Thursday 13 January, 2022

The Explainer: What led to violent unrest in Kazakhstan?
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The Explainer: What led to violent unrest in Kazakhstan?

Jan 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,838 Views 1 Comment

Click to listen to our interview with former Kazakhstan resident, and expert in post-Soviet countries, professor Donnacha Ó Beacháin.

# the-explainer - Saturday 8 January, 2022

The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?
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The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?

Jan 8th 2022, 10:00 AM 11,109 Views 5 Comments

Can we say for definite now that Omicron is milder than other variants?

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