The Explainer

By The Journal

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The Explainer is a weekly podcast from 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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How does Ireland's immigrat...


As Ireland's immigration system comes under increasing strain, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council Nick Henderson joins us on this week's episode to give a clear, concise overview of how it all works. What's the difference between a refugee and ...

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