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#Democracy

# democracy - Sunday 24 May, 2015

This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love
# Opinion
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# Opinion

This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love

May 24th 2015, 12:00 PM 168 Views 153 Comments

This historic vote has served as a catalyst for profound social change by prompting us to think beyond our narrow self-interests and helping us to overcome some of our deepest fears.

# democracy - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Column: So, you've made it into government? Here's how to avoid a democratic revolution
# Lip Service
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# Lip Service

Column: So, you've made it into government? Here's how to avoid a democratic revolution

Jan 31st 2015, 12:00 PM 370 Views 35 Comments

Congratulations, you’ve been elected! Luckily you can avoid living up to any promises you’ve made – just follow this guide.

# democracy - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Vincent Browne set to take 'democracy television' on the road
# People Power
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# People Power

Vincent Browne set to take 'democracy television' on the road

Dec 31st 2014, 6:45 AM 6,353 Views 16 Comments

‘The People’s Debate with Vincent Browne’ will be visiting north county Dublin, Galway, Wicklow and Clare next year.

# democracy - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

Nov 25th 2014, 8:50 AM 11,779 Views 115 Comments

The Taoiseach has said there will be a referendum on it next year – do you think it’s a good idea?

# democracy - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe?

Nov 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 39 Views 73 Comments

Like many, events of last week and last weekend have shaken my certainty in Irish democracy. The wicked go unpunished and the good go unrewarded.

# democracy - Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy
# Having Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Having Your Say

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

Nov 10th 2014, 7:37 PM 128 Views 135 Comments

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

# democracy - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp
# Umbrella Revolution
From TheJournal.ie
# Umbrella Revolution

Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp

Oct 18th 2014, 9:52 AM 3,509 Views 11 Comments

Protesters are angry at what they see as China’s interference with Hong Kong’s independence.

# democracy - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions
# Dark Alley
From TheJournal.ie
# Dark Alley

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions

Oct 15th 2014, 9:20 AM 6,326 Views 16 Comments

Police have begun raiding protest sites and tearing down barricades

# democracy - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

IN PICTURES: Hong Kong protesters battle police to build bamboo barricades
# Occupy Central
From TheJournal.ie
# Occupy Central

IN PICTURES: Hong Kong protesters battle police to build bamboo barricades

Oct 14th 2014, 8:57 PM 5,932 Views 1 Comment

THIS AIN’T OVER.

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?

Oct 14th 2014, 9:28 AM 8,645 Views 30 Comments

We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.

# democracy - Monday 6 October, 2014

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work
# Pro-democracy
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# Pro-democracy

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Oct 6th 2014, 8:12 AM 4,567 Views 11 Comments

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

# democracy - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Thousands gather for defiant peace rally in Hong Kong

Oct 4th 2014, 7:57 PM 6,133 Views 5 Comments

The city’s chief secretary has again urged them to leave.

# democracy - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong's student protesters is infectious
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong's student protesters is infectious

Oct 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 40 Views 31 Comments

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.

Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Dublin set for Hong Kong pro-democracy protest this evening

Oct 1st 2014, 11:47 AM 5,355 Views 26 Comments

The protest will take place at 17.30 today outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.

Hong Kong Occupy leader says protests will spread 'like flowers'
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Hong Kong Occupy leader says protests will spread 'like flowers'

Oct 1st 2014, 9:28 AM 4,130 Views 13 Comments

Pro-democracy leaders pleaded with residents to understand why the city has been brought to a standstill.

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays
# Elections
From TheJournal.ie
# Elections

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

Oct 1st 2014, 6:50 AM 6,274 Views 15 Comments

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# democracy - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday
# Umbrella Revolution
From TheJournal.ie
# Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong protesters batten down ahead of Chinese national holiday

Sep 30th 2014, 8:38 AM 3,713 Views 2 Comments

China has condemned the protests as “illegal” but Hong Kong’s leadership has denied speculation that Beijing would send in the army.

# democracy - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong
# Occupy Central
From TheJournal.ie
# Occupy Central

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Sep 28th 2014, 1:06 PM 9,082 Views 45 Comments

Large parts of the city were shut down by the demonstrations.

# democracy - Monday 22 September, 2014

Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead
# What Now?
From TheJournal.ie
# What Now?

Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead

Sep 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 95 Views 42 Comments

Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.

# democracy - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Opinion: 'These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland'
# Oppression
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# Oppression

Opinion: 'These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland'

Sep 2nd 2014, 8:30 AM 70 Views 13 Comments

Ireland has the potential to make a difference in two situations that have been raising concerns for human rights groups.

# democracy - Friday 25 July, 2014

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Opinion: Voter turnout isn’t a problem, so let’s stop all the hand-wringing

Jul 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 90 Views 30 Comments

Do we really need to solve the ‘problem’ of low turnout?

# democracy - Saturday 10 May, 2014

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him
# Van Rompuy Who
From TheJournal.ie
# Van Rompuy Who

This MEP candidate doesn't care who Van Rompuy is because no one voted for him

May 10th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,678 Views 95 Comments

Raymond Whitehead wants to spread the message that there is a democratic way of running countries – “not the dictatorship we have now”.

# democracy - Thursday 8 May, 2014

African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa
# Vote
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# Vote

African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa

May 8th 2014, 7:36 AM 2,760 Views 10 Comments

The party has 56 percent of the vote, down signficantly from the 66 percent it won at the last election.

# democracy - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation
# Vote
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# Vote

Polls open in South Africa's first elections with a 'born free' generation

May 7th 2014, 7:11 AM 3,256 Views 6 Comments

The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.

# democracy - Monday 21 April, 2014

Chinese asked to fight for democracy as they remember Tiananmen Square
# Fight For Democracy
From TheJournal.ie
# Fight For Democracy

Chinese asked to fight for democracy as they remember Tiananmen Square

Apr 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 7,325 Views 20 Comments

A new museum dedicated to the events of June 1989 will open in Hong Kong this week.

# democracy - Monday 7 April, 2014

Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India
# 814 Million
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# 814 Million

Voting has started in the world's biggest general election in India

Apr 7th 2014, 11:53 AM 5,855 Views 13 Comments

It’s expected that the country’s 814 milion-strong electorate will shy away from the ruling Congress party.

# democracy - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Apr 5th 2014, 8:11 AM 5,356 Views 52 Comments

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# democracy - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Turkish authorities have (reluctantly) restored access to Twitter
# Back Online
From TheJournal.ie
# Back Online

Turkish authorities have (reluctantly) restored access to Twitter

Apr 3rd 2014, 3:49 PM 5,945 Views 9 Comments

So. Many. Notifications.

# democracy - Monday 31 March, 2014

Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life
# Democracy
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# Democracy

Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life

Mar 31st 2014, 8:00 AM 21 Views 28 Comments

With the right support, we can raise a new generation of politically aware citizens eager to reinvigorate the electorate, writes Clive Byrne.

# democracy - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today
# Diplomatic War
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# Diplomatic War

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today

Mar 18th 2014, 2:37 PM 9,077 Views 136 Comments

The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.

# democracy - Monday 10 March, 2014

North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.
# Surprise Surprise
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# Surprise Surprise

North Korea had an election yesterday. Guess who won.

Mar 10th 2014, 10:20 PM 12,294 Views 38 Comments

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# democracy - Sunday 9 March, 2014

It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.
# One Man One Vote
From TheJournal.ie
# One Man One Vote

It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.

Mar 9th 2014, 9:37 AM 17,031 Views 60 Comments

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# democracy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights
# Irish Life
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# Irish Life

Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights

Mar 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 73 Views 11 Comments

We must rail against the insidious notion that moral norms are not rights at all but, rather, privileges bestowed upon us by our kindly masters, writes Dr Tom Hickey.

# democracy - Monday 17 February, 2014

Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’
# Threat
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# Threat

Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’

Feb 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 7,249 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Finance said that extremism is something that is a threat to every democracy in Europe.

# democracy - Monday 20 January, 2014

Hundreds wounded as police and protesters clash in freezing temperatures in Ukraine
# Ukraine
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# Ukraine

Hundreds wounded as police and protesters clash in freezing temperatures in Ukraine

Jan 20th 2014, 4:53 PM 8,003 Views 42 Comments

More than 200 people were wounded amid mounting fury over draconian new anti-protest laws.

# democracy - Monday 23 December, 2013

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty
# Pussy Riot
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# Pussy Riot

Another Pussy Riot member has been freed in Russia after amnesty

Dec 23rd 2013, 6:48 AM 9,800 Views 38 Comments

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was today freed hours after Maria Alyokhina was released. The third band member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed months into her sentence.

# democracy - Monday 9 December, 2013

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved
# Protests
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# Protests

Thailand set for elections as parliament is dissolved

Dec 9th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,574 Views 8 Comments

Up to 100,000 protesters remain on the streets of Bangkok, calling for the complete ousting of the current government.

# democracy - Friday 1 November, 2013

Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty
# Opinion
From TheJournal.ie
# Opinion

Column: Voting is too often seen as a "right" when it's actually a duty

Nov 1st 2013, 7:10 AM 55 Views 119 Comments

Structures need to be put in place to get the most amount of people to vote, to ensure the structures of the country have the greatest legitimacy along with those who govern them.

# democracy - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

'Extortion not part of our democracy' - Obama on default threat From TheJournal.ie

'Extortion not part of our democracy' - Obama on default threat

Oct 8th 2013, 9:22 PM 4,619 Views 38 Comments

Yes, it’s the debt ceiling issue again.

# democracy - Friday 4 October, 2013

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
# A House Divided
From The Daily Edge
# A House Divided

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 46,548 Views 66 Comments

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?