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# catalonia - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Catalonia says it will hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month

The Spanish government has pledged to do everything in its power to stop the vote.

# catalonia - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'I'm very sad. But I'm trying to be okay for my kids' - Irish survivors of Barcelona attack return home Terror Attack This post contains videos

'I'm very sad. But I'm trying to be okay for my kids' - Irish survivors of Barcelona attack return home

The Potot family were injured in last week’s terror attack in Catalonia.

# catalonia - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'I hope he is innocent': Father of suspected Spain terror attacker speaks out

One of his sons was shot dead during the Cambrils attack.

# catalonia - Friday 18 August, 2017

Las Ramblas victims: A father with his family, a husband on his honeymoon RIP

Las Ramblas victims: A father with his family, a husband on his honeymoon

Over 30 different nationalities were killed or injured in the two attacks, according to various sources

# catalonia - Friday 9 June, 2017

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.

# catalonia - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Xavi: 'The Catalan national team would be among the best 10 or 15 sides in the world'

The region in the north-east of Spain is set to hold a referendum on independence next September.

# catalonia - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Catalonia can't just decide it's an independent country says the UN

Ban Ki-Moon is having none of it.

# catalonia - Monday 28 September, 2015

Is Spain about to fall apart as a country?

A regional election in Catalonia is being treated like a de facto vote on independence by those on the Yes side.

# catalonia - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Catalan leaders want voters to "give the finger" to Spain

But Spain says it would hurt their economy.

# catalonia - Friday 11 September, 2015

WATCH: More than one million people hit the streets to demand Catalan independence

There were some astonishing, colour-coded scenes in Barcelona today.

# catalonia - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Catalonia has a plan to leave Spain within 2 years

The September vote will act as a “plebiscite”.

# catalonia - Monday 10 November, 2014

Catalonia votes for independence, Spain calls the vote "useless"

Spain said the vote was “fruitless and useless”.

# catalonia - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Poll: Should Catalonia vote to break away from Spain? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Catalonia vote to break away from Spain?

It’s just a symbolic vote but which way should they go?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

Catalonia will vote today on whether to break away from Spain*

*The vote is purely symbolic but the Spanish government will obviously be watching the results closely.

# catalonia - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Frozen, Morning Ireland, and the C word: The week in numbers

Plus: How many new cars have been sold in Ireland so far this year?

# catalonia - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening

The vote is set to go ahead in defiances of legal challenges by central Government.

# catalonia - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Catalonia leader vows to go ahead with independence vote in new form

Artur Mas was forced to suspended the referendum after the Spanish government challenged its legality.

# catalonia - Monday 29 September, 2014

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will defend the country’s “sovereignty”.

# catalonia - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.

# catalonia - Friday 19 September, 2014

After Scotland, Catalonia will vote on independence

But Spain isn’t happy.

# catalonia - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

The Scotland independence vote is firing up Spain's Catalonia

Unlike Scotland, whose referendum was approved by the British government, the Catalan plan faces outright resistance from national leaders.

# catalonia - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll

As Catalan political chief Artur Mas unveiled the date and wording of the poll, Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy refused even to countenance a break-up of the nation.

# catalonia - Monday 26 November, 2012

Independence drive falters for Spain's Catalonia

Voters favoured the right the decide on possible independence – but split their ballots between fractious parties.

Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing

Parties which back a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain won strong backing in yesterday’s election.

# catalonia - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain

…but Catalan voters could have to wait some time for full independence, with Madrid remaining opposed to the idea.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the 9 things you need to know this Sunday morning.

# catalonia - Monday 10 September, 2012

From The42 Barcelona to wear Catalan colours for the first time in club's history Breaking Tradition

Barcelona to wear Catalan colours for the first time in club's history

According to reports in a Spanish newspaper, the La Liga side are set for yellow and red striped kit next season.

# catalonia - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears

Spain’s largest region seeks €5 billion rescue as Spanish government insists it does not need a bailout. Heard that one before?

# catalonia - Monday 13 August, 2012

Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires Wildfires This post contains images

Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires

One person has been killed and three others injured in forest fires raging across Spain.

# catalonia - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Spain village votes on growing cannabis to pay off debt

The town of Rasquera, with a population of 960 people, will decide on whether to lease land to cannabis-growers in order to pay off debts.

# catalonia - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Spanish schoolchildren to be rationed toilet paper in new austerity drive Austerity

Spanish schoolchildren to be rationed toilet paper in new austerity drive

Cuts to education budgets mean that schools in the north east of the country are having to be more frugal.

# catalonia - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Catalonia marks final day of bullfighting ahead of ban

A ban on Spain’s traditional bullfights takes effect in the north-eastern region on 1 January 2012.

# catalonia - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Suspected arsonist starts small fire at Sagrada Familia cathedral

About 1,500 tourists had to be evacuated from the famous cathedral in Barcelona after a small fire was started in the sacristy earlier today.

# catalonia - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

CATALONIA HAS become first region in mainland Spain to outlaw bullfighting, following a decisive vote in the regional parliament.

The vote was passed by a vote 68 to 55 with nine abstentions, meaning that Catalonia will join the Spanish Canary Islands (which outlawed it in 1991) in making the traditional sport illegal.

A public push to outlaw the bloodsport began in the region after a Catalan anti-bullfighting organization Prou! (Catalan for “Enough”) collected the signatures of 180,000 people who opposed the practice.

Some critics of the decision say that Catalonia is only using the issue as a way of asserting a separate Catalan identity, as the region wants independence from Spain.

This has been rejected by Prou! who pledged – before the vote was passed – that they would bring their fight to the rest of the country if they enjoyed a victory in Catalonia.