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2023
The Explainer: Our favourite explanations of 2022
All time
The Explainer: What did 2022 hold for US politics - and what can we expect in 2023?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What happens to your soft plastic recycling?
The Explainer: What is being done for survivors of Ireland's mother and baby homes?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are data centres ramping up Ireland’s emissions?
The Explainer: What do we know about an alleged coup plot in Germany?
The Explainer: What is happening with inflation and how is it affecting our pockets?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are migrant fishers exploited in Ireland?
The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?
The Explainer: What’s Ceta, and will Ireland hold a referendum on it?
The Explainer: What’s happening with the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What are the problems with lobbying in Ireland?
The Explainer: What do the layoffs at Meta and Twitter mean for the tech industry?
The Explainer: What will the COP27 climate summit focus on?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?
The Explainer: Who is Mahsa Amini, and why has her death led to protests in Iran?
The Explainer: What’s the story with the women’s football World Cup?
The Explainer: What will Putin's next steps be in his invasion of Ukraine?
The Explainer: What's happening in Brazil's closely-fought election?
The Explainer: What type of tax system does Ireland have?
The Explainer: What do recent arrests mean for the Kinahan gang?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: How much weedkiller are councils using?
The Explainer: What are the challenges facing King Charles?
The Explainer: Why is Ireland so obsessed with Garth Brooks?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Irish unweaned calves being exported?
The Explainer: How have abortion laws changed in the US since Roe V Wade was overturned?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are religious property proceeds going to redress?
The Explainer: Why has polio reappeared in some major cities' sewage systems?
The Explainer: What's being done to stop the spread of monkeypox?
The Explainer: What makes Love Island so successful?
The Explainer: Is Ireland heading towards another recession?
The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?
The Explainer: Will Dublin’s metro actually be built this time around?
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
The Explainer: Why are energy prices still going up?
The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
The Explainer: What's the future of EU defence - and how does Ireland play a role?
The Explainer: Why is it so hard to take action on mass shootings in the US?
The Explainer: What is Sláintecare and how does it aim to reform Ireland’s health system?