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#Democracy

# democracy - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm

Simon Foy examines politics in the era of Donald Trump, taking in fake news, allegations about Jeremy Corbyn, and the behaviour of Boris Johnson.

# democracy - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay

Offices were ransacked and 30 people were injured as a demonstration turned violent.

# democracy - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?

A recommendation will likely be made before the end of March.

# democracy - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy

Extending voting rights to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would strengthen, expand and enrich our democratic system, writes James Doorley.

# democracy - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Angela Merkel has decided to run for a fourth term to 'defend democratic values'

Although she knows re-election will not be a “cakewalk”.

# democracy - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'Hullabaloo over EU's best trade deal in history makes no sense', says Irish MEP

A French-speaking region of Belgium called Wallonia has voted against the trade agreement CETA – and because of this, the deal will most likely not go ahead.

# democracy - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?

Why is this happening? TheJournal.ie takes a look at the background.

# democracy - Friday 15 July, 2016

Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest

The military said it has “completely taken over the administration of the country” but President Erdogan has urged people to take to the streets.

# democracy - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Britain leave the EU? An Irish perspective

As the referendum on Brexit approaches, we ask two people living in England for their views

# democracy - Friday 26 February, 2016

Here's the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election

Everything you ever wanted to know about voting, but were too afraid to ask…

# democracy - Friday 29 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge A cute kid just made the perfect election request to a Dublin candidate Hamocracy

A cute kid just made the perfect election request to a Dublin candidate

‘Just wanted to see if I could get a hamster’.

# democracy - Sunday 24 May, 2015

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

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

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

‘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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we lower the voting age in Ireland?

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?

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions

Police have begun raiding protest sites and tearing down barricades

# democracy - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# democracy - Monday 31 March, 2014

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

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

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