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#Catalonia

# 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.

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# catalonia - Monday 9 October, 2017

Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is required by law to announce independence by tomorrow evening.

# catalonia - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Thousands take to the streets of Barcelona campaigning against independence

Today, thousands of supporters of Spanish unity took to the streets of Barcelona.

# catalonia - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Rajoy, you wuss. Defend the nation': Thousands protest in Madrid for Spanish unity

Madrid’s central Colon Square was transformed into a sea of Spanish flags today.

# catalonia - Friday 6 October, 2017

'We are profoundly sorry': Spanish government apologises for Catalan referendum violence

Spanish police have been criticised for violent scenes during Sunday’s referendum.

Catalan police chief appears in court over sedition investigation as tensions rise in Spain

Tensions have been rising since the Catalan leader said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# catalonia - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# catalonia - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Catalan leader says region will declare independence 'in a matter of days'

Angry protesters rallied outside Catalan hotels where state security forces were lodged yesterday.

# catalonia - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Spain's King Felipe VI declares Catalan vote illegal and warns against unrest

Spanish police have been criticised for violent scenes during Sunday’s referendum.

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