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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This episode on government handover answers so many questions I’ve had lately, thank you, well done!