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The Explainer is a new weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. What's the background? Why is this in the news? Get the facts behind the story from Ireland's biggest news website.

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The Explainer is a new weekly podcast from TheJournal.ie that takes a deeper look at one big news story you need to know about. What's the background? Why is this in the news? Get the facts behind the story from Ireland's biggest news website.

    In Depth: A GP, nurse, ICU consultant and contact tracer on working during the third wave

    In Depth: A GP, nurse, ICU consultant and contact tracer on working during the third wave

    Ireland's third wave of Covid-19 is putting the health service under unprecedented strain. We speak to those on the frontlines about what they're experiencing.

    • 56 min
    The third wave - what happened, and what restrictions are in place?

    The third wave - what happened, and what restrictions are in place?

    Our reporters Michelle Hennessy and Cónal Thomas bring up to date on the latest restrictions; the discussion over what led to the rocketing Covid-19 case numbers; how vaccination is going; and how the healthcare system is coping.

    • 31 min
    Out favourite explanations of 2020

    Out favourite explanations of 2020

    As this tumultuous year draws to a close, The Explainer team sits down to pick their favourite clips from the year.

    • 24 min
    Interview: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

    Interview: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

    Sinéad O'Carroll chats to RTÉ Washington Correspondent Brian O'Donovan about reporting on the ground in Trump's America and how his achievements compare to his 2016 promises. We also look ahead to 2021 and the uphill battle Joe Biden faces one he enters the White House.

    • 44 min
    How Ireland plans to roll-out Covid-19 vaccines

    How Ireland plans to roll-out Covid-19 vaccines

    Our senior reporter Michelle Hennessy shares all the detail you need on the plan to roll-out Covid-19 vaccines in Ireland, including who gets the first doses, who will be administering the vaccine, where you'll get it, and a rough idea of when it all might happen.

    • 28 min
    Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how Covid-19 vaccines work

    Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how Covid-19 vaccines work

    Ireland could start its rollout of a Covid vaccine as soon as next month, but how exactly do they work? We're joined on this week's episode by head of the National Virus Reference Laboratory and NPHET member Dr Cillian De Gascun. We examine the main differences between the leading vaccine candidates, why mRNA could be a significant gamechanger in medicine, and more.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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Paddymickie ,

Paddy

Ms O Carroll does a great job on the podcast

We look at why people are risking their lives to travel to Europe by sea and by land - what are the 'push and pull factors? What faces people on their journey, and what are the huge risks they take?

Why is the great SSAfrican migration not happening into Australia Easy strong government policy towards uncontrolled Migration The Direct Provision Centre’s in Ireland have been a abject failure

Listening to Sean Byrne, reporter Órla Ryan and Médecins Sans Frontières nurse Aoife Ní Mhurchú ,

Is an example of how far removed from reality the educated elite are in Ireland and indeed in other European countries

There is a real need for a harsh reality check, stop the wars now

When growing up in near third world ireland I had the mis guided view that the wealth of the world would equalise It did for me I migrated to Australia where I worked hard and created some wealth for my family

We need to stop the wars ,

Sort out the despotic African leaders , Help the poorer peoples in SSA in their home base

Sort out the Big refugee camps throughout the world

I believe the USA is responsible for a lot of refugees, with their current foreign policy

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