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New Swiss Style Democracy Party takes off in Ireland.

A by-election result in Co Meath has put Direct Democracy Ireland to the fore after coming from nowhere to beat a Government party into 5th place. DDI is the brainchild of Raymond Whitehead and spurned on in recent months as a new political force to be reckoned with by Ben Gilroy. Ireland has been through massive fiscal consolidation since its Bank bailout in 2008 but the political landscape has remained much the same until now.

The concept of direct democracy was in place in the original Irish Constitution which was fought for by our great grandparents generation. Topics raised in the documentary (below) include how members got initially involved, what direct democracy is, media coverage pre election and how that contrasts with the media coverage post election as well as the next step for Direct Democracy Ireland.

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Directed and edited by Marcus Howard under Creative Commons

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Tags: Ben Gilroy, DDI, Raymond Whitehead, democracy, direct, ireland

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