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# direct-democracy - Saturday 26 November, 2016

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

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?

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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.