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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Catalan

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# Catalonia
Catalonia protests: Marches and strikes paralyse city of Barcelona
Highways were occupied by thousands of people joining five marches from inland towns.
# Belgium
Fugitive ex-Catalan leader hands himself in to authorities after new warrant issued
Carles Puigdemont’s office said he rejects the warrant and opposes any attempt to send him back to Spain.
# Independence
Spain's supreme court finds Catalan leaders guilty of sedition over failed independence bid
The leaders of the independence movement were found guilty on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds.
# backs turned
Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem
Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace wore t-shirts with an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
# European elections
Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections
Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.
# goat status
Messi marks 50th career hat-trick as Barcelona beat Sevilla
The Catalan side rediscover their goalscoring mojo ahead of back-to-back Clasicos.
# Catalan
24 injured and two arrested during Barcelona rally and counter-protest
The rally was to pay tribute to police deployed to prevent the 2017 Catalan independence referendum – but people outraged at the rally also turned out.
# Trouble
Barcelona women's team relegated to economy while men's team fly business class in first mixed tour
Both sides are in the US for pre-season preparations.
# Independence
New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'
Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.
# Germany
Former Catalan leader sent defiant message to Spanish authorities as he walked out of prison
A smiling Puigdemont emerged into the sunshine from the prison in Neumuenster where he has been held for nearly two weeks.
# carles puigdemont
Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court
Carles Puigdemont can leave custody if he fulfils court-imposed conditions including a payment of €75,000.
# Independence
Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests
German police arrested Carles Puigdemont after he crossed the border from Denmark.
# Independence
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.
# Independence
Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority
There was a record high turnout of over 80%.
# rebellion
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”.
# rebellion
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.
# independence bid
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.
# catalan crisis
'Viva Espana': Pro-Spain protesters swarm Barcelona streets as Real Madrid head for rebel heartland
Today is another hugely significant day for the future of Catalonia.
# Spain
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.
# Independence
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.
# escalating quickly
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.
# no end in sight
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”.
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.
# Catalan Showdown
Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona
Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.
# yay or nay
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.
# reign of spain?
The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?
The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.
# break free
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.
# Referendum
Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.
# Catalonia
'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.
# Mediation
Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended
The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.
# Showdown
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
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.
# spanish imposition
Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked
Authorities seized nearly 10 million ballot papers destined for the vote.
# independence bid
'We will not be intimidated': 700 Catalan mayors support holding independence vote
The mayors have all been threatened with arrest.
Pictures: Hundreds of thousands of Catalans turn out to say 'Goodbye Spain' ahead of vote
Some 400,000 people marched through central Barcelona today.
# Barcexit
Catalan independence referendum receives the backing of FC Barcelona
Catalonia is currently governed by the Junts Pel Si (Together for Yes) coalition that backs breaking away from the rest of Spain.
# Not amused
Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers
Polish priest Krzystof Charamsa says he’s “out of the closet and very happy”.
# Barcelona
WATCH: More than one million people hit the streets to demand Catalan independence
There were some astonishing, colour-coded scenes in Barcelona today.
# On Yer Barcel-own-a
Catalonia has a plan to leave Spain within 2 years
The September vote will act as a “plebiscite”.
# Independence
Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote
The Spanish Government has rejected the result and ruled out any further vote.