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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# People Power

This year
Lack of transparency harming Ireland’s vital election observer role
Crunching years of data and speaking to experts, Noteworthy scrutinises how our observer system stacks up internationally.
Ireland an outlier in decision to halt election observer role during Covid
Other Western European countries continued to send observers to monitor elections during the pandemic.
All time
'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds
The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.
Romanian government backtracks on plan to decriminalise corruption after mass protest
Hundreds of thousands to the streets for the past five days in protest.
Obama definitely beat Trump in the battle of the crowd sizes
Trump has regularly bragged about bringing in ‘big numbers’.
Over a million people checked in on Facebook in solidarity with Indian Reservation protests
The protests have attracted support from some high-profile actors such as Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley.
Pictures: An incredible THREE MILLION people have joined an anti-government protest in Brazil
The protest was directed at the country’s embattled president Dilma Rousseff amid an anti-corruption probe into the workings of her government.
People come together to keep 'best beach on the planet' in public hands
The “ordinary bloke” behind the campaign in New Zealand said that people’s generosity had been “heartwarming”.
Elderly musician overwhelmed with responses to ad asking for people to jam with him
“I’ve missed playing, and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again.”
Poll: Do you ever go on protest marches?
Do you take to the streets?
Syriza and Tsipras return to power after narrow election win
It was Greece’s second election of the year.
The extra cost of living with a disability in Ireland is over €10,000
A UK-based charity has called for disabled people to use their collective bargaining power to improve market costs.
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.
Watch Russian airline passengers push their frozen plane free from ice
In Russia, planes fly YOU.
Up to 7,000 march as Dublin comes out in force to support Gaza
About 20,000 people also marched in London today.
They're releasing an alternative How I Met Your Mother ending
Fans didn’t exactly love the first one.
Wine shop's clever Twitter campaign halts local council plans for street seat tax
Sixty Four Wine in Glasthule sent a powerful message via sandwich board.
Column: In our daily lives, we can form powerful campaign groups to demand change
Consumers can band together to demand better services, writes Oliver Tattan.
Friendless kid thanks the internet for the best birthday surprise EVER
Colin told his mum he had no friends for a party so she found him millions online.
Boy tells mammy he has no friends for birthday party, she finds him a million online
Colin’s 11th birthday is going to be the best ever.
Pics: Dublin's 'pop-up' inner-city park opens its gates
The temporary park at Dominick Street Lower was envisioned by the Upstart collaborative group and financed in part through on online Fundit campaign.
A sneak peek at Dublin’s inner city pop-up park
The park is being constructed entirely by volunteers, transforming a vacant site into a cultural playground.
Bono and Clooney's F-word campaign banned in the UK
ONE’s latest campaign hopes to raise awareness about the Horn of Africa famine but it has been banned in Britain because it breaches political advertising rules.
Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to streets all across Syria to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s current regime.