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Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%
# Local Government
# Local Government

Opinion: Cutting constituency sizes will cut left wing councillors by 75% and women by 25%

Nov 7th 2017, 7:00 AM 11,366 Views 60 Comments

It’s well-known that the smaller the number of people elected in a constituency, the less likely the election result will reflect the actual vote, writes Oliver Moran.

Monday 18 May, 2015

We're being short-changed by the 'other referendum'
# Opinion
# Opinion

We're being short-changed by the 'other referendum'

May 18th 2015, 1:00 PM 52 Views 63 Comments

The presidential age referendum is a watered-down version of attempts at real political reform.

Thursday 20 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 42 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.

Monday 10 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 10th 2014, 7:37 PM 142 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.