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# explainer - Monday 25 August, 2014

From Business ETC Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector Pay Packets

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector

The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.

# explainer - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014 Behind The News

Ireland and abortion: the facts in 2014

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

# explainer - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected? Explainer

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

From Business ETC Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute* Explainer

Watch: Find out how a URL works in the space of a minute*

*Well, one minute and 22 seconds.

# explainer - Monday 18 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri? Explainer

Explainer: What is happening in Ferguson, Missouri?

You’ll have heard the name, but what is happening?

# explainer - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s why Americans are dumping buckets of ice on themselves and posting videos of it Ice Bucket Challenge

# explainer - Monday 11 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Shark Week: what is it and what is all the fuss about? Shark Week

Shark Week: what is it and what is all the fuss about?

An introductory guide to the US phenomenon.

# explainer - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From Business ETC Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask) Ok Glass This post contains images

Everything you ever wanted to know about Google Glass (but were afraid to ask)

The device has attracted much attention and criticism since it was first revealed, but what is it really like to use? We found out!

# explainer - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.

# explainer - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening in Gaza? Explainer

Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?

Lost in the media coverage of the ongoing conflict? Let us fill you in.

# explainer - Thursday 24 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge What exactly is Snowpiercer and why is everyone talking about it? Snowpiercer

What exactly is Snowpiercer and why is everyone talking about it?

The Chris Evans film has been the subject of a whole load of drama.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Ireland abstain from a UN Human Rights Council vote on Gaza? Explainer

# explainer - Thursday 17 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord Explainer

Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord

Nama has taken on a host of new objectives – it looks like a sensible move now, but will it work out?

# explainer - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 5SOS have Irish teenagers up in a heap this morning – here’s why Explainer

# explainer - Sunday 6 July, 2014

How brothers ended up on opposite sides in yesterday’s Ireland-England hockey mach

Paul and Mark Gleghorne each represented one country in the match at Belfield.

# explainer - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale Sell Off

The verdict on Bank of Ireland’s €250 million mortgage book sale

The sale of the performing mortgages to domestic player Dilosk was confirmed this morning.

# explainer - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From Business ETC Explainer: So what’s the deal with drones, eh? Taking Flight

Explainer: So what’s the deal with drones, eh?

For one, you should refer to them as unmanned aircrafts from here on in.

# explainer - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From Business ETC What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year Analysis

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

# explainer - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam? Tuam Babies

Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?

We look at how the story has unfolded, and the many, many questions that still remain.

# explainer - Monday 9 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: The dangers of slurry Farm Safety

Explainer: The dangers of slurry

Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.

# explainer - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From Business ETC What we learnt from Apple’s keynote announcement Explainer

What we learnt from Apple’s keynote announcement

It was a packed keynote for one of the biggest companies in the world, but what did we learn from it?

# explainer - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie So, that was the election… When will we know the winners? (and losers) Explainer

So, that was the election… When will we know the winners? (and losers)

It’s a massive undertaking, with two by-elections taking place alongside the Euros AND the local elections. Here’s what we’re in for…

# explainer - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From Business ETC The government has launched a new €500m bank for SMEs. But what does it mean? Explainer

The government has launched a new €500m bank for SMEs. But what does it mean?

SMEs have been crying out for a new source of finance – and here’s what the Government have come up with.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: David Drumm’s trial continues in the US – but what’s it all about? Anglo Irish Bank

Explainer: David Drumm’s trial continues in the US – but what’s it all about?

It’s day two and Drumm has already admitted to forgetfulness and lying.

# explainer - Monday 12 May, 2014

From Business ETC AIB is back in the black Return Of The Profit

AIB is back in the black

AIB is back in profit, and has shed some light on how the bank is doing at the moment, but what does it all mean?

# explainer - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From Business ETC What do our bond yields actually mean? Explainer

What do our bond yields actually mean?

Yields. Oversubscription. Treasury Bonds. What does it all mean?

# explainer - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From Business ETC Is a Robin Hood tax a good idea for Ireland? Explainer This post contains a poll

Is a Robin Hood tax a good idea for Ireland?

Two experts run the rule over the Financial Transaction Tax for TheJournal.ie.

# explainer - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Here’s the state of play going into the final two rounds of the RaboDirect Pro12

Three Irish provinces hope to be involved in the Pro12 playoffs, here’s what they need to do.

# explainer - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s why so many people in the US are smoking cannabis today Easter Baking

Here’s why so many people in the US are smoking cannabis today

Today is 4/20. Here’s what that means.

# explainer - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From Business ETC The ECB is back in town. Here’s why. Explainer

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

# explainer - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pyjama Day Kid is the greatest new meme on the internet Not Impressed

Pyjama Day Kid is the greatest new meme on the internet

So done with this right here. SO done.

# explainer - Thursday 27 March, 2014

So what’s the craic with the new Nations League tournament?

Almost everything you need to know about UEFA’s new international football initiative.

# explainer - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner Explainer

6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner

He’s gone, but why did he do it?

# explainer - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean? Explainer

Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean?

A major review of Irish and European banks is due in the Autumn, and could have serious political and financial consequences.

# explainer - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him? Explainer

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?

He is the man who helped Fine Gael become the largest party in the State but his involvement with the Rehab Group has caused controversy in recent weeks. Who is Frank Flannery? Let TheJournal.ie explain all.

# explainer - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds 100 Days This post contains videos

Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds

Except what FIFA’s 33rd team will be up to when the rest of the world are checking out Brazil and the boys.

# explainer - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What both sides are saying in Scotland’s great debate Indyref

# explainer - Sunday 23 February, 2014

What are the best/worst possible Euro 2016 draws Ireland can hope for?

All eyes will be on Nice on this morning as the Boys in Green discover their opponents for the upcoming qualifying campaign.

# explainer - Saturday 22 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What’s going on in Venezuela? Unrest

Explainer: What’s going on in Venezuela?

“They are killing us,” students are screaming on posters, through social media and at rallies.

# explainer - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive? Shatter-gate

Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive?

TheJournal.ie explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.

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