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

Sat 1:15 PM 9,908 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2021, 8:47 AM 18,509 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Aug 10th 2021, 8:20 AM 23,227 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Aug 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 12,520 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jun 17th 2021, 7:34 AM 16,140 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:59 AM 15,744 Views 18 Comments

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

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

May 28th 2021, 7:01 AM 9,081 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.

Myanmar generals in firm control after coup as US threatens sanctions
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Myanmar generals in firm control after coup as US threatens sanctions

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:25 AM 9,294 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2021, 4:29 PM 16,917 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.

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

Jan 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,766 Views 64 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2021, 7:00 PM 14,449 Views 17 Comments

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

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution
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Chileans vote overwhelmingly to replace their constitution

Oct 26th 2020, 2:50 PM 32,689 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.

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

Oct 1st 2020, 7:30 AM 27,100 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.

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

Jul 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 6,638 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.

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

Jun 6th 2020, 7:45 AM 15,501 Views 27 Comments

The law was approved by Hong Kong legislators on Thursday.

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

May 8th 2020, 5:53 PM 14,754 Views 20 Comments

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

Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak
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Britain cancels its May local elections due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 6,399 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 7th 2020, 2:25 PM 56,578 Views 160 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2019, 7:03 AM 16,345 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2019, 7:42 AM 7,599 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 8,452 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.

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

Oct 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,666 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.

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

Oct 16th 2019, 7:34 AM 9,307 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.

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

Sep 9th 2019, 8:37 AM 6,549 Views 20 Comments

Millions of Hong Kongers have protested in the past three months.

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

Aug 29th 2019, 7:17 AM 5,339 Views 8 Comments

It follows a return to violence during protests in the region last weekend.

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong
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Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Aug 18th 2019, 5:35 PM 16,040 Views 28 Comments

Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the city into crisis.

'We wouldn’t like to see Tiananmen Square happen again' - Hong Kong citizens in Ireland on why they support the protests
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'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 13,289 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
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'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Aug 17th 2019, 5:47 PM 8,066 Views 14 Comments

Rival pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrations were held in the city today.

Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced?
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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 35,279 Views 99 Comments

The history of e-voting in Ireland is a long, winding, costly saga.

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

Jun 1st 2019, 7:01 AM 22,144 Views 77 Comments

Fewer than half of poll respondents thought it was a good idea.

Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy
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Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy

May 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 10,590 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 .

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

May 16th 2019, 12:28 PM 36,307 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”.

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers
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Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

Apr 14th 2019, 2:31 PM 7,332 Views 5 Comments

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

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

Mar 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,675 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.

Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement
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Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement

Feb 9th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,311 Views 192 Comments

‘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.

The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier
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The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:37 PM 10,081 Views 97 Comments

The Government now intends to reform and modernise the electoral registration process.

Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm
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Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm

Sep 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,017 Views 52 Comments

Simon Foy examines politics in the era of Donald Trump, taking in fake news, allegations about Jeremy Corbyn, and the behaviour of Boris Johnson.

Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay
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Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay

Apr 1st 2017, 3:10 PM 7,827 Views 4 Comments

Offices were ransacked and 30 people were injured as a demonstration turned violent.

Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?
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Poll: Are you confident the Citizens' Assembly will resolve the issue of abortion?

Dec 18th 2016, 7:30 PM 10,625 Views 83 Comments

A recommendation will likely be made before the end of March.

Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy
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Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy

Nov 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 253 Views 87 Comments

Extending voting rights to emigrants and young people aged 16 and 17 would strengthen, expand and enrich our democratic system, writes James Doorley.

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