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# catalonia - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From The42 The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final Unity

The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final

Joan Jordi Vall-Llobera chats to The42 ahead of UCD Marian’s clash with Templeogue today.

# catalonia - Friday 5 January, 2018

From The42 Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports Permutation

Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports

According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract the star signed last November includes a clause stating as much.

# catalonia - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory

Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.

# catalonia - Friday 22 December, 2017

Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?

Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

There was a record high turnout of over 80%.

# catalonia - Thursday 21 December, 2017

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point

The region takes to the polls to decide between pro-independence parties and those wanting to remain part of Spain.

# catalonia - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

The judge has maintained the Spanish arrest warrant meaning Puigdemont will be detained upon arrival in the country.

# catalonia - Saturday 25 November, 2017

'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign

Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president after Catalonia’s independence declaration on 27 October

# catalonia - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave

Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.

# catalonia - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Thousands demand the release of Catalan independence leaders at Barcelona protest

Eight members of his former cabinet were detained last week on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.

# catalonia - Friday 10 November, 2017

Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive

A judge at Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Carme Forcadell to be detained on charges of “rebellion”.

# catalonia - Monday 6 November, 2017

Catalan ex-leader freed by judge but told not to leave Belgium

Puigdemont and four former ministers had turned themselves into authorities to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

# catalonia - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

# catalonia - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest

Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

# catalonia - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall?

A vote will be held this morning on whether the flag should be flown as a gesture of solidarity.

# catalonia - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

# catalonia - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'

Facing charges of rebellion following his region’s vote for independence, Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels

From The42 Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension Catalonia

Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension

With tensions between Spain and Catalonia rising, tennis icon Rafael Nadal hopes for a positive outcome.

# catalonia - Monday 30 October, 2017

Charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds sought against ousted Catalan cabinet members

Spanish authorities say deposed officials will be allowed to take their personal belongings from official buildings, but are barred from performing any official duties.

# catalonia - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

“It is a travesty that in relation to Catalonia, this Fine Gael government ignores our country’s own history,” one MEP said.

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover

The Spanish prime minister last night quashed the Catalan parliament and called an election for late December.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know as you start your long weekend.

# catalonia - Friday 27 October, 2017

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December

Earlier, the Catalan parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a new republic.

Catalonia crisis: Spain poised to impose direct rule on the region today

The Spanish Senate will meet at 8am Irish time to vote to depose Catalonia’s government.

# catalonia - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis

Carles Puigdemont said there were no “guarantees” in place “to justify calling elections today”.

# catalonia - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain but tourism is falling amid images of unrest

A quarter of all visitors to Spain go to Catalonia.

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

# catalonia - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

# catalonia - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy

Madrid appeared to offer the separatists a potential last-minute way out in the form of fresh regional elections.

Opinion: 'We Catalans supported the Irish struggle from 1880 onwards'

All Catalans ask our international counterparts who called for dialogue, to call for the same from the Spanish government, writes Albert Royo-Mariné.

# catalonia - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push

If Catalonia does not provide a satisfactory response by 8am tomorrow, direct rule could be imposed.

# catalonia - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona

Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.

# catalonia - Monday 16 October, 2017

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence

The Prime Minister of Spain is said to be prepared to take the “nuclear option” and suspend the Catalan regional government.

# catalonia - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From The42 Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid Tension

Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid

The game is Barca’s first trip to the Spanish capital since an independence referendum.

Poll: Do you support Catalan independence?

What do you think?

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?

The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.

# catalonia - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Spain gives Catalonian leader five days to clarify if he is declaring independence

Spain has sought clarification on the suspended declaration by the Catalan leader.

# catalonia - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks'

Regional President Carles Puigdemont said today that Catalans had voted for independence.

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