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#Democracy

# democracy - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech Crisis This post contains videos

'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech

The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.

# democracy - Monday 9 September, 2019

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing

Millions of Hong Kongers have protested in the past three months.

# democracy - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters

It follows a return to violence during protests in the region last weekend.

# democracy - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the city into crisis.

# democracy - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests

Hong Kongers in Ireland believe there is no end in sight for protesters.

'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Rival pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrations were held in the city today.

# democracy - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

# democracy - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

# democracy - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy

Citizens of some cities will vote on Friday as to whether to introduce a directly elected mayor – the move would boost local government, writes Deiric Ó Broin .

# democracy - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Taoiseach says any protests against expected Trump visit 'allowed and welcomed'

Both the Labour party and the Social Democrats have spoken out against Trump’s visit, stating he is “not welcome in Ireland”.

# democracy - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

# democracy - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt

Venezuela, once among the richest countries in Latin-America, now needs food aid. Only free and fair elections can save the country, writes Eamon Stack.

# democracy - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement

‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.

# democracy - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier

The Government now intends to reform and modernise the electoral registration process.

# 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.

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