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#Direct democracy

# direct-democracy - Saturday 26 November, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda
# Devil In The Details
# Devil In The Details

The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda

Nov 26th 2016, 7:20 AM 6,960 Views 77 Comments

The current regime will be laid out but not critiqued.

# direct-democracy - 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 45 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.

# direct-democracy - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Winning this election isn't crucial to this candidate - he just wants to spread direct democracy

May 17th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,763 Views 185 Comments

Jan Van De Ven is running as a candidate in the Ireland South constituency, and if elected would introduce a system of eDemocracy.

# direct-democracy - Monday 28 October, 2013

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

Oct 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 25,078 Views 75 Comments

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

# direct-democracy - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Direct Democracy Ireland appeal for a no vote in Court of Appeal referendum
# No Vote
# No Vote

Direct Democracy Ireland appeal for a no vote in Court of Appeal referendum

Sep 19th 2013, 2:25 PM 6,224 Views 62 Comments

The political party say establishing a Court of Appeal will have ‘unintended’ consequences to the justice system.

# direct-democracy - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Column: To mark the European Year of Citizens, let’s rebalance Ireland’s political power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To mark the European Year of Citizens, let’s rebalance Ireland’s political power

Feb 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 21 Views 21 Comments

“Citizens’ initiative” is a mechanism to control the political process between elections – and Ireland sorely needs it, writes Donal Ó Brolcháin.

# direct-democracy - Sunday 20 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 604 Views 153 Comments

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

# direct-democracy - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Column: Politicians can’t fix Ireland – ordinary people must take the lead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians can’t fix Ireland – ordinary people must take the lead

Feb 19th 2012, 6:00 PM 74 Views 59 Comments

The financial crisis was sparked by a broken system. If we’re going to fix this we can’t leave it up to politicians, write Bronagh Geraghty and John Hughes.