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# democracy - Friday 16 August, 2013

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

Ireland to give €700,000 to war-torn Mali

Aug 16th 2013, 12:26 PM 5,887 Views 148 Comments

The money will be used to help refugees and internally-displaced citizens of the west African country.

# democracy - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Mahon Report shows we need direct democracy to end abuses of power

Aug 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 185 Views 150 Comments

The corruption identified in the Mahon Report would have been avoided under a system of direct democracy – which demands that the public have a real say in decisions that affect their lives, writes Raymond Whitehead.

# democracy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote
# Mugabe
# Mugabe

Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote

Aug 1st 2013, 10:39 AM 4,654 Views 29 Comments

Zimbabwe election observers have said that the country’s Presidential election was “seriously compromised”.

# democracy - Sunday 28 July, 2013

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention
# Mali
# Mali

'Large turn-out' in Mali's first election since French intervention

Jul 28th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,119 Views 2 Comments

The election is seen as vital for restoring constitutional order after a coup in March last year.

# democracy - Monday 22 July, 2013

Column: Seanad abolition would widen the democratic deficit in Ireland and Europe
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Seanad abolition would widen the democratic deficit in Ireland and Europe

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 19 Views 78 Comments

The Seanad shouldn’t be abolished but reformed; without it, we will have no institution capable of protecting us from the mistakes of unelected technocrats, writes Fiachra Ó Raghallaigh.

# democracy - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Putin opponent sentenced to five years in penal colony
# Jailed
# Jailed

Putin opponent sentenced to five years in penal colony

Jul 18th 2013, 9:53 AM 6,728 Views 39 Comments

Moscow mayoral candidate was Alexei Navalny earlier convicted of embezzlement in Russia’s northern Kirov region.

# democracy - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei
# Egypt
# Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood should not be treated as criminals – ElBaradei

Jul 7th 2013, 12:11 PM 3,923 Views 49 Comments

Egypt’s interim premier has called for the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood in the democratisation process, adding that new elections would take place within a year.

# democracy - Monday 1 July, 2013

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

President Higgins: Anglo Tapes “are not the voices of the people of Ireland”

Jul 1st 2013, 8:40 PM 8,670 Views 90 Comments

Michael D reassures Irish people they will be recognised internationally for their spirit and hard work.

# democracy - Thursday 6 June, 2013

President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens
# European Union
# European Union

President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens

Jun 6th 2013, 3:45 PM 6,831 Views 44 Comments

President Michael D Higgins criticised the EU for listening to the concerns of financial institutions over citizens.

# democracy - Monday 15 April, 2013

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede
# Election
# Election

Chavez heir wins Venezuela vote - but opposition refuses to concede

Apr 15th 2013, 7:46 AM 4,705 Views 63 Comments

Nicolas Maduro, who had been acting president since the death of Hugo Chavez, won 50.66 per cent of the vote last night.

# democracy - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Mar 23rd 2013, 10:00 AM 6,245 Views 3 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: RTE stars confused by Pope’s message of humility, and Office of Public Works ‘may never know’ the source of the Cork floods.

# democracy - Thursday 7 February, 2013

TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

TDs question lack of debate on promissory notes

Feb 7th 2013, 2:16 PM 4,281 Views 51 Comments

Deputies Micheál Martin and Peadar Tóibín both criticised the lack of facility for debate on the issue in the Dáil today.

Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now

Feb 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 64 Views 21 Comments

If the economic downturn has taught us anything, it is the importance of exposing systemic wrong doing, writes Louise Bayliss.

# democracy - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Bhutto son launches political career
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Bhutto son launches political career

Dec 27th 2012, 2:17 PM 2,789 Views 3 Comments

First major public speech made on fifth anniversary of Benazir Bhutto’s death.

# democracy - Monday 24 December, 2012

Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt awaits referendum results as opposition cries fraud

Dec 24th 2012, 9:18 AM 1,648 Views 2 Comments

Opponents to the new constitution have said it will weaken human rights, particularly women’s rights and undermine the independence of the judiciary.

# democracy - Friday 7 December, 2012

Obama tells Egypt he is 'deeply concerned' over protest deaths
# Clashes
# Clashes

Obama tells Egypt he is 'deeply concerned' over protest deaths

Dec 7th 2012, 7:38 AM 2,386 Views 8 Comments

The US president told Mohamed Morsi that he was worried about the deaths of protesters in Egypt in recent days.

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?

Dec 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 290 Views 63 Comments

Gary Murphy looks at Ireland’s history of ‘stroke politics’ and asks: should we simply accept that this is the way things will always work?

# democracy - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 17?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the voting age be lowered to 17?

Dec 1st 2012, 10:00 AM 5,523 Views 113 Comments

The Constitutional Convention, kicking off today, is to consider lowering the minimum voting age. What would you do?

# democracy - Friday 23 November, 2012

Egypt: Protests rage as Morsi promises democracy
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Protests rage as Morsi promises democracy

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:33 PM 4,676 Views 26 Comments

Morsi opponents began a one-week sit-in in Tahrir Square and called for a mass protest on Tuesday.

# democracy - Monday 19 November, 2012

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform
# Burma
# Burma

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Nov 19th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,423 Views 14 Comments

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

# democracy - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

New political party 'Direct Democracy Ireland' launched in Dublin
# Politics
# Politics

New political party 'Direct Democracy Ireland' launched in Dublin

Nov 14th 2012, 7:11 PM 15,181 Views 155 Comments

The new party aims for Ireland’s political system become direct democracy rather than a representative democracy.

# democracy - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Seanad abolition: Where do the parties stand?

Oct 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,178 Views 22 Comments

The government has committed to abolishing the upper house but where do the parties stand on whether it should stay or go? We asked them and here is what they told us…

# democracy - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: The Constitution is ours – so why aren’t we writing it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: The Constitution is ours – so why aren’t we writing it?

Oct 27th 2012, 8:15 AM 14 Views 24 Comments

Real people power would look very different to this fiction of engagement.

# democracy - Friday 21 September, 2012

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month
# Democracy
# Democracy

Constitutional Convention aims to begin discussions next month

Sep 21st 2012, 4:08 PM 2,920 Views 17 Comments

132 members of the public have been identified to participate – 66 of whom will be direct substitutes for the others.

# democracy - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Sep 20th 2012, 8:53 AM 1,523 Views 2 Comments

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

# democracy - Friday 14 September, 2012

How does the new public petitions system work?
# Petitions
# Petitions

How does the new public petitions system work?

Sep 14th 2012, 11:06 AM 6,353 Views 17 Comments

The new system will allow citizens to get their issues “into the centre of parliament” – here’s more on how it works.

# democracy - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma's government ends direct media censorship
# Burma
# Burma

Burma's government ends direct media censorship

Aug 20th 2012, 5:18 PM 2,012 Views 2 Comments

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# democracy - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Clinton urges Egypt to commit to "strong democracy"
# Egypt
# Egypt

Clinton urges Egypt to commit to "strong democracy"

Jul 15th 2012, 4:42 PM 1,785 Views 16 Comments

Clinton met with the country’s new president, Mohammed Morsi, this weekend, as well as other prominent Egyptians.

# democracy - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria
# Crisis
# Crisis

Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria

Jun 30th 2012, 2:10 PM 1,821 Views 30 Comments

The former UN chief has convened a meeting of foreign ministers to try and broker a deal on Syria – but it’s looking unlikely.

# democracy - Friday 22 June, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends
# Voting
# Voting

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,646 Views 36 Comments

Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.

# democracy - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Video: Aung San Suu Kyi making speech in Dublin

Jun 19th 2012, 4:30 PM 2,304 Views 4 Comments

See the video from within Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where she paid tribute to Ireland’s highlighting of her case.

# democracy - Saturday 16 June, 2012

21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize
# Democracy
# Democracy

21 years later: Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nobel Peace Prize

Jun 16th 2012, 1:04 PM 2,017 Views 2 Comments

The Burmese pro-democracy campaigner finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo this afternoon.

# democracy - Thursday 31 May, 2012

What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?
# Turnout
# Turnout

What effect might the turnout have on the Fiscal Compact referendum?

May 31st 2012, 10:00 PM 13,930 Views 173 Comments

Voting started slowly today… but does it ultimately matter? Here are the lessons learned from our previous referendums…

Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today
# Voting
# Voting

Where’s my polling station? Do I need ID? How to cast your vote today

May 31st 2012, 8:56 AM 24,944 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 3.13 million registered voters have the opportunity to cast their votes in hundreds of polling stations across Ireland’s 43 constituencies today.

# democracy - Monday 28 May, 2012

PHOTOS: People living on Donegal islands go to the polls
# Democracy
# Democracy

PHOTOS: People living on Donegal islands go to the polls

May 28th 2012, 4:00 PM 3,222 Views 9 Comments

Some of the 750 voters on the islands off the Donegal coast cast their ballots in the referendum today, three days before the rest of the country.

# democracy - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election
# Democracy
# Democracy

Egypt goes to the polls in first post-Mubarak election

May 23rd 2012, 8:10 AM 529 Views 0 Comments

Millions of Egyptians have been queuing to vote today, less than two weeks before Mubarak is due to be sentenced.

# democracy - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?
# Local Governent
# Local Governent

Explainer: Does Dublin need a directly-elected mayor and how likely is it?

May 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,528 Views 20 Comments

It has been suggested for years, it even came close to happening two years ago but what chance a Boris Johnson or a Micheal Bloomberg for Dublin and Ireland’s other cities. TheJournal.ie investigates…

# democracy - Monday 23 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma's parliament over oath

Apr 23rd 2012, 11:59 AM 1,027 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.

# democracy - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt
# Burma
# Burma

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma's debt

Apr 21st 2012, 3:08 PM 2,918 Views 9 Comments

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# democracy - Monday 2 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election

Apr 2nd 2012, 9:22 AM 905 Views 0 Comments

The long-persecuted opposition leader could be set to take office in the isolated country for the first time.