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# the-explainer - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

The Explainer: What’s Ceta, and will Ireland hold a referendum on it?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s Ceta, and will Ireland hold a referendum on it?

Nov 22nd 2022, 5:30 PM 4,995 Views 2 Comments

On this week’s episode of The Explainer, we’re joined by Trinity College Dublin’s David Kenny to examine the EU-Canada Trade Agreement, and how the Irish Supreme Court has thrown a potential spanner in the works of it.

# the-explainer - This month November 2022

The Explainer: What’s happening with the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s happening with the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Nov 17th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,855 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear The42.ie reporter Gavin Cooney, who’s heading to Qatar, explain.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What are the problems with lobbying in Ireland?
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# Revolving Door

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What are the problems with lobbying in Ireland?

Updated Nov 13th 2022, 8:45 PM 5,651 Views 0 Comments

Reporters Cormac Fitzgerald and Stephen McDermott tell Susan Daly about Noteworthy’s latest project which examined lobbying by former government officials.

The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?

Nov 11th 2022, 5:00 PM 6,091 Views 1 Comment

Listen in to hear Elaine Burke, editor of Silicon Republic, explain to Sinéad O’Carroll.

The Explainer: What will the COP27 climate summit focus on?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What will the COP27 climate summit focus on?

Nov 3rd 2022, 6:00 PM 2,833 Views 2 Comments

Our reporter Lauren Boland joins us this week to look at what lies ahead for the climate conference.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?
# Blind Justice
# Blind Justice

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?

Updated Nov 2nd 2022, 10:00 AM 9,952 Views 0 Comments

Reporter Michelle Hennessy tells Susan Daly about Noteworthy’s latest project which examined the impact of the justice system on Travellers.

# the-explainer - Last month October 2022

The Explainer: Who is Mahsa Amini, and why has her death led to protests in Iran?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: Who is Mahsa Amini, and why has her death led to protests in Iran?

Oct 26th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,169 Views 0 Comments

Dr Paola Rivetti joins us on this week’s episode to examine the protests that have gripped Iran – what’s driving people out on the streets, and who are the morality police?

The Explainer: What’s the story with the women’s football World Cup?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What’s the story with the women’s football World Cup?

Oct 21st 2022, 6:00 PM 3,314 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear The42.ie reporter Emma Duffy explain.

The Explainer: What will Putin's next steps be in his invasion of Ukraine?
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The Explainer: What will Putin's next steps be in his invasion of Ukraine?

Oct 13th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,831 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear retired army officer Senator Tom Clonan explain what’s going on.

The Explainer: What's happening in Brazil's closely-fought election?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: What's happening in Brazil's closely-fought election?

Oct 7th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,361 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear journalist Sam Cowie, who’s based in Sao Paulo, explain.

# the-explainer - September September 2022

The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?

Sep 28th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,452 Views 1 Comment

Is it progressive? And what does that even mean? The ESRI’s Barra Roantree joins us on this week’s episode to explain all.

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

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

Sep 23rd 2022, 6:00 PM 6,164 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 x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?
# In The Weeds
# In The Weeds

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

Updated Sep 20th 2022, 7:45 PM 5,717 Views 0 Comments

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

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

The Explainer: What are the challenges facing King Charles?

Sep 15th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,107 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 9th 2022, 3:15 PM 7,018 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 1st 2022, 6:00 PM 3,706 Views 1 Comment

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

# the-explainer - This year 2022

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

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

Aug 30th 2022, 5:45 PM 7,160 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 26th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,094 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 11th 2022, 5:05 PM 3,253 Views 0 Comments

Over 100 cases have now been reported in Ireland.

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

The Explainer: What makes Love Island so successful?

Aug 3rd 2022, 6:00 PM 3,740 Views 2 Comments

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

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

The Explainer: Is Ireland heading towards another recession?

Jul 28th 2022, 5:10 PM 20,042 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 21st 2022, 6:00 PM 4,318 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 15th 2022, 10:45 AM 8,091 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 9th 2022, 9:30 AM 3,643 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: Why are energy prices still going up?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are energy prices still going up?

Jul 7th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,251 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 2nd 2022, 6:30 AM 9,075 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 30th 2022, 6:00 PM 4,431 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 21st 2022, 5:00 PM 3,358 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: 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 3,256 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 27th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,920 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,152 Views 3 Comments

Listen to find out some of the surprising reasons why.

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

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

May 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 3,158 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

May 5th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,165 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: What is the situation like for people fleeing Ukraine now?
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# The Explainer

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

Apr 28th 2022, 5:30 PM 2,872 Views 0 Comments

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

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 5,656 Views 1 Comment

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

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

The Explainer: How are war crimes investigated and prosecuted?

Apr 14th 2022, 6:00 PM 3,738 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 7th 2022, 6:57 PM 5,637 Views 9 Comments

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

Higher prices for meats and dairy products in Ireland 'beginning to happen already'
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

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

Mar 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,871 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: 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 5,276 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: Is the internet bad for our brains?
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# Podcast

The Explainer: Is the internet bad for our brains?

Mar 16th 2022, 7:30 PM 2,948 Views 0 Comments

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

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