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Ireland beats the UK in satisfaction with democracy

In a new study, researchers at Cambridge University have ranked Ireland among just seven countries worldwide where more than 75% of citizens are content with democracy. This high level of satisfaction ranks Ireland fifth in...

Posted 06 Feb 2020

At 5th, Ireland is far above the UK, which ranks 43rd in the global study

What is proportional representation?

Parties from across the political spectrum are lining up against our voting system and calling for proportional representation, but what does that term mean? There are lots of different ways to decide who gets to...

Posted 06 Dec 2019

With PR, the number of MPs in parliament are ‘in proportion’ to the votes cast