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From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong leader to 'listen humbly' after pro-democracy parties crush opposition at local elections Carrie Lam

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong voters wait in hundred metre-long queues to cast their ballot in elections Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Why was there such a big fuss over 'Votegate' and what happens next? Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong protesters march to US consulate to increase pressure on Beijing Democracy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy rally over fears of violence by protesters Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong Democracy

Hundreds of thousands attend another huge protest in Hong Kong

Weeks of demonstrations have plunged the city into crisis.

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

'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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern worried Ireland was 'a laughing stock with our stupid old pencils', so why was e-voting never introduced? A Costly Lesson

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people are split over whether we should have another go at e-voting Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Directly elected mayors would be good for democracy Opinion

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 .

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says any protests against expected Trump visit 'allowed and welcomed' Democracy

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers Democratic Transition

Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers

The plea came from its foreign ministry.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Government wants you to tell it how to make voting easier Electoral Reform

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On either side of the Atlantic, a disregard for verifiable facts has increasingly become the norm Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay Dictatorship Fears

Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Allow emigrants and young people vote for real democracy Voting Rights

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.

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel has decided to run for a fourth term to 'defend democratic values' Germany

Angela Merkel has decided to run for a fourth term to 'defend democratic values'

Although she knows re-election will not be a “cakewalk”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hullabaloo over EU's best trade deal in history makes no sense', says Irish MEP CETA

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Why is there a coup happening in Turkey? Explainer

Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?

Why is this happening? TheJournal.ie takes a look at the background.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest Military Takeover

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Debate Room: Should Britain leave the EU? An Irish perspective Debate Room

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's the great TheJournal.ie guide to voting in an Irish election Rock The Vote

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…

A cute kid just made the perfect election request to a Dublin candidate

‘Just wanted to see if I could get a hamster’.

From TheJournal.ie This referendum will be remembered as a victory for equality, democracy and love Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: So, you've made it into government? Here's how to avoid a democratic revolution Lip Service

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.

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne set to take 'democracy television' on the road People Power

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is it any wonder protests turn nasty when they make fools out of those who believe? Democracy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy Having Your Say

Opinion: Irish Water protests show exactly why we need direct democracy

This week the Government will respond to a recommendation to hold a referendum about placing a citizens’ initiative provision in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp Umbrella Revolution

Protesters in Hong Kong have retaken their protest camp

Protesters are angry at what they see as China’s interference with Hong Kong’s independence.

From TheJournal.ie Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions Dark Alley This post contains videos

Video of Hong Kong police beating handcuffed protester hikes tensions

Police have begun raiding protest sites and tearing down barricades

From TheJournal.ie IN PICTURES: Hong Kong protesters battle police to build bamboo barricades Occupy Central
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?

We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.

From TheJournal.ie Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work Pro-democracy

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

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