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#Democracy

# democracy - Monday 26 October, 2020

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution

The vote came a year to the day after more than one million people thronged downtown Santiago amidst a wave of social unrest.

# democracy - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Irish journalist: I spent the last five years covering Hong Kong, but then my visa was declined

Irish journalist Aaron Mc Nicholas has returned from the territory and here, he documents the daily challenges faced by journalists and other activists in a politically tense Hong Kong.

# democracy - Monday 20 July, 2020

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong to fight for seat in Hong Kong legislature

“We hope to let the world to know how we choose not to surrender, how we choose not to kowtow to China,” he said.

# democracy - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Explainer: Why is a new law in Hong Kong about the Chinese national anthem so controversial?

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

# democracy - Friday 8 May, 2020

Unrest returns to Hong Kong as politicians battle for key committee position

Hong Kong reopened in recent days after riding out the Covid-19 health emergency.

# democracy - Friday 13 March, 2020

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

The Electoral Commission yesterday wrote to ministers warning of ‘real risks’ to holding the elections as planned on 7 May.

# democracy - Friday 7 February, 2020

'Barristers cannot discriminate': Bar Council responds to criticism of FF TD who advised Gerry Adams

In other #GE2020 news, Sinn Féin accused Mairéad McGuinness’ Auschwitz comments of revealing a ‘panic and desperation’.

# democracy - Monday 25 November, 2019

Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections

The Labour Party in Hong Kong attributed to the victory to the “sweat, blood and tears” of protesters.

# democracy - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections

One-third of registered voters had cast their ballot in the first five hours.

# democracy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

# democracy - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next?

There have been calls for a review of the voting system, but some TDs have said deputies simply need to follow the rules.

# 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?

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