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# direct-democracy-ireland - Friday 6 October, 2017

Direct Democracy Ireland founder accused of attacking court system after he's found in contempt

Ben Gilroy was told to carry out 80 hours community service.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Everything you need to know about Ireland's next new political party

“I’m not a professional politician. I’m an average plonker that’s trying to do his best.”

# direct-democracy-ireland - Saturday 24 May, 2014

This MEP candidate almost wasn't allowed vote for himself (or anyone else)

Direct Democracy Ireland’s Jan Van De Ven was told he could only vote in the locals, despite the fact that he voted in the last European election.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# direct-democracy-ireland - 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”.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Banking corruption and injustice - the focus of Tom Darcy's European campaign

The former property developer is running as a candidate in Dublin for Direct Democracy Ireland.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Monday 3 February, 2014

Ben Gilroy resigns as leader of Direct Democracy Ireland

Jaan Van de Ven has been chosen as the new party leader.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Thursday 7 November, 2013

BAI reject complaint by Direct Democracy Ireland alleging unfair treatment

DDI had complained that LMFM had created the impression that Ben Gilroy had expressed anti-English sentiments at an abandoned distressed property auction.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Friday 1 November, 2013

Direct Democracy’s Ben Gilroy appears in court over alleged trespassing

A court adjourned the case for three weeks earlier today.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

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

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.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

By-election candidate referred to gardaí over election expenses

Ben Gilroy failed to file documentation related to his donations and expenses during the Meath East by-election but will qualify for reimbursement of expenses once he does.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Is this the new party we’ve been waiting for?

Running in its first ever election, Direct Democracy Ireland came fourth with 6.5 per cent of the vote in Meath East, which could show the Irish people desire for a real change in how the country works, writes Aaron McKenna.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Pics: Bittersweet for Fine Gael, despair for Labour and recovery for Fianna Fáil Meath East This post contains images

Pics: Bittersweet for Fine Gael, despair for Labour and recovery for Fianna Fáil

All the drama from the count centre in Ashbourne as Helen McEntee took the Dáil seat in Meath East.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

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Poll: How would you vote in a general election today?

It’s polling day in Meath East – but if there was a general election nationwide today, who’d be getting your vote?

# direct-democracy-ireland - Monday 25 March, 2013

Prime Time criticised as candidates excluded from Meath East debate

Candidates from the Workers’ Party, the Green Party and Direct Democracy Ireland have been excluded from tonight’s debate.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

11 candidates confirmed to run in Meath East by-election

Four independent candidates have filed paperwork to run against seven candidates from parties big and small.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Meath East by-election: Here are the candidates and here's what they're saying

With the by-election less than three weeks away spoke to the main candidates this week to find out what they’re hearing on the doorsteps and what they’re telling voters…

# direct-democracy-ireland - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Labour 'caught on the back foot' by FG on Meath East by-election date has learned that Labour didn’t plan to pick its Meath East candidate for another fortnight – after the new deadline.

McEntee's daughter set to be confirmed as Fine Gael candidate in Meath East

Helen McEntee is “virtually certain” to be the Fine Gael candidate in Meath East ahead of the party’s nomination convention in Kells this evening.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders

A system of direct democracy would give people a more transparent form of government, writes Raymond Whitehead.

# direct-democracy-ireland - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

New political party 'Direct Democracy Ireland' launched in Dublin

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