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The Explainer
The Explainer
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Why was the FAI in front an Oireachtas committee again?

Fiery appearances before Oireachtas committees are all the rage these days, and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is no... more

28 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
By Noteworthy: Why is our history falling into the sea?

Susan Daly speaks to Noteworthy's investigative journalist Patricia Devlin about her latest dive into threats to our monuments and heritage... more

26 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Everything you need to know about the March referendums

On 8 March, the public is being asked to have their say in two separate votes - the Family Amendment... more

22 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
Why is measles on the rise again?

Dr Scott Walkin, a GP in Co Mayo and the Irish College of General Practitioners’ lead for infection control, explains... more

14 Feb 2024 · 18 minutes
What is life like in Turkey, one year after the earthquakes?

We're joined by our Senior Producer Nicky Ryan, who has just returned from Turkey, and Diego Cupolo, editor-in-chief of the... more

09 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
Power sharing returns to Stormont - how did we get here?

Power sharing in the north has been stalled for two years due to the DUP's reluctance to participate. With the... more

02 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
Is power sharing in Northern Ireland finished?

Power sharing talks at Stormont have been going on for some time without ever reaching an agreement, taking its toll... more

25 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Why did the US and the UK start bombing Yemen - and who are the Houthis?

This week, we're looking at everything about Yemen that might have flown under the radar in recent years with Dr... more

17 Jan 2024 · 30 minutes
How exactly can you get some money back from Revenue?

Marian Ryan, consumer tax manager with Taxback.com, joins us on this week's episode of The Explainer to demystify the world... more

09 Jan 2024 · 35 minutes
Our favourite explanations of 2023

Our team pick their favourite moments from the podcast in 2023. The Explainer is brought to you by The Journal. Providing... more

01 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
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