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#Democracy

# democracy - Thursday 15 September, 2022

EU lawmakers say Hungary no longer a 'full democracy'
# Orban
# Orban

EU lawmakers say Hungary no longer a 'full democracy'

Sep 15th 2022, 7:44 PM 22,465 Views 28 Comments

Hungary was described as “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy” in “serious breach” of EU democratic norms.

# democracy - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Australian PM accuses predecessor of 'trashing' democracy by taking over five ministerial posts
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australian PM accuses predecessor of 'trashing' democracy by taking over five ministerial posts

Aug 16th 2022, 7:36 AM 14,095 Views 5 Comments

Anthony Albanese said Scott Morrison had appointed himself to more ministries than initially thought.

# democracy - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?
# Democracy
# Democracy

Does 'constructive Euroscepticism' have a place in the EU?

Jun 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 9,602 Views 17 Comments

Eurosceptic rhetoric has softened in the wake of Brexit but still allows questions of a less-than-perfect system.

# democracy - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,521 Views 60 Comments

Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.

# democracy - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy
# Global Politics
# Global Politics

Opinion: The drive for re-election is a major flaw of modern democracy

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:30 AM 12,888 Views 13 Comments

Caoimhín de Barra looks at democracy and asks if it prevents politicians from pushing for real change.

# democracy - Friday 3 December, 2021

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

Dec 3rd 2021, 8:32 PM 45,537 Views 17 Comments

Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.

# democracy - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown

Sep 25th 2021, 1:15 PM 9,958 Views 18 Comments

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.

# democracy - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works
# California
# California

Dozens of candidates try to unseat California governor in 'recall election' - here's how it works

Sep 14th 2021, 8:47 AM 18,562 Views 15 Comments

Most of the list of 40-odd challengers are Republicans.

# democracy - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong leader advocates retaliatory sanctions against West

Aug 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 23,264 Views 19 Comments

Carrie Lam said the anti-foreign sanctions law should be adopted in Hong Kong through local legislation

# democracy - Monday 9 August, 2021

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote

Aug 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 12,553 Views 13 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko also promised to step down ‘very soon’ but would not say when exactly.

# democracy - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law

Jun 17th 2021, 7:34 AM 16,159 Views 23 Comments

Police searched the newspaper’s offices in another move sparking concern about the future of the free press in the territory.

# democracy - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum shuts down amid investigation

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:59 AM 15,774 Views 18 Comments

Organisers of the June 4 Museum said they were seeking legal advice.

# democracy - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 14-month jail term over 2019 pro-democracy protest

May 28th 2021, 7:01 AM 9,106 Views 16 Comments

The 73-year-old is currently serving a separate 14-month jail term for convictions related to other unauthorised rallies in 2019.

# democracy - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Myanmar generals in firm control after coup as US threatens sanctions
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar generals in firm control after coup as US threatens sanctions

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:25 AM 9,305 Views 2 Comments

US President Joe Biden led the chorus of global outrage, calling for a quick restoration of democracy.

# democracy - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better
# Transparency
# Transparency

Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better

Jan 28th 2021, 4:29 PM 17,377 Views 63 Comments

DCU’s John Devitt and Robert Gillanders say the country must control corruption if it is to protect more than just its international reputation.

# democracy - Friday 8 January, 2021

Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: Trump has been a disaster for democracy - he has laid the ground for fascism

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,896 Views 64 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra looks at Trump’s legacy and the impact his presidency has had on democracy.

# democracy - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: If an Electoral Commission is established, it faces a mammoth task

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,487 Views 17 Comments

As plans continue for a new Register of Electors Bill, the Fianna Fáil senator says a Commission would face major challenges.

# democracy - Monday 26 October, 2020

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution
# Democracy
# Democracy

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution

Oct 26th 2020, 2:50 PM 32,704 Views 11 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 27,184 Views 24 Comments

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
# China
# China

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

Jul 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 6,656 Views 15 Comments

“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?
# Protests
# Protests

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

Jun 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 15,521 Views 27 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

May 8th 2020, 5:53 PM 14,773 Views 20 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,426 Views 6 Comments

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
# FG Attack
# FG Attack

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

Updated Feb 7th 2020, 2:25 PM 56,689 Views 160 Comments

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
# Carrie Lam
# Carrie Lam

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

Nov 25th 2019, 7:03 AM 16,358 Views 9 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

Nov 24th 2019, 7:42 AM 7,613 Views 4 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

Nov 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 8,471 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Democracy
# Democracy

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

Oct 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,734 Views 50 Comments

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
# Crisis

'Carrie Lam step down!': Chaotic scenes in Hong Kong legislature as hecklers shout down major speech

Oct 16th 2019, 7:34 AM 9,327 Views 5 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing

Sep 9th 2019, 8:37 AM 6,563 Views 20 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters

Aug 29th 2019, 7:17 AM 5,351 Views 8 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Aug 18th 2019, 5:35 PM 16,055 Views 28 Comments

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 Kong
# Hong Kong

'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests

Aug 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 13,339 Views 20 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Aug 17th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,074 Views 14 Comments

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?
# A Costly Lesson
# A Costly Lesson

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:00 PM 35,536 Views 99 Comments

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
# Democracy
# Democracy

Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting

Jun 1st 2019, 7:01 AM 22,212 Views 77 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy

May 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 10,669 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Democracy
# Democracy

Taoiseach says any protests against expected Trump visit 'allowed and welcomed'

May 16th 2019, 12:28 PM 36,321 Views 161 Comments

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
# Democratic Transition
# Democratic Transition

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

Apr 14th 2019, 2:31 PM 7,350 Views 5 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Venezuelan government must go - it has failed its people and become utterly corrupt

Mar 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,696 Views 133 Comments

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.

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