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What's behind the recent wave of bank failures?

Is this 2008 all over again? As we watch a wave of banking failures, Brooke Masters from the Financial Times... more

22 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
By Noteworthy: Why is it so tough to access autism services?

This week, as a bonus episode of The Explainer brought to you by Noteworthy, Susan Daly chats with reporter Niall... more

20 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
What is shrinkflation?

Inflation continues to creep upwards, and so does the price of goods we are buying - but what about the... more

18 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
What is it like to be a humanitarian on the ground in Ukraine right now?

On this week's episode, we hear from one humanitarian aid worker tasked with coordinating and overseeing relief efforts across Ukraine.... more

15 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Why does Matt Hancock keep making headlines?

Former UK health minister Matt Hancock has been one of the most prominent characters in British politics in recent years... more

09 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
By Noteworthy: What is the environmental cost of hydropower?

In an episode brought to you by Noteworthy, Susan Daly chats to reporter Anthea Lacchia about her investigation into the... more

07 Mar 2023 · 16 minutes
What are 15-minute cities and why do some people think they’re controversial?

The idea of a 15-minute city - where all your daily amenities are just a 15-minute walk away - might... more

02 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
Why is extreme morning sickness drug Cariban still difficult to access?

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a debilitating illness that impacts some people during pregnancy, yet the drug used to treat it is... more

21 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Why is Bertie back?

Bertie has rejoined Fianna Fáil - but what's his goal here? Journalist and commentator Lise Hand joins to look back... more

15 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
How could the war in Ukraine end?

We're approaching one year since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the war shows no end in sight. DCU professor Donnacha... more

09 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
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What's behind the recent wave of bank failures?
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