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# independence - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021

Nicola Sturgeon also announced a raft of measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

# independence - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Bougainville to vote on becoming world’s newest nation - and Bertie Ahern is involved

The former Taoiseach is the chair of the Bougainville Referendum Commission.

# independence - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

# independence - Monday 14 October, 2019

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.

# independence - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.

# independence - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Opinion: Independent Ireland was established through violent revolution - there were few peacemakers

It is important that we don’t judge the events of the Irish revolution against fictional, sanitised versions of the Irish past, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# independence - Sunday 20 January, 2019

The Dáil sat for the very first time 100 years ago tomorrow. Here's what they talked about

Many of those elected to the Dáil were listed as “fé ghlas ag Gallaibh” (imprisoned by the foreigners).

# independence - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Ukrainian Orthodox church gains independence from Russia

The Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties following the move.

# independence - Monday 14 May, 2018

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'

Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.

# independence - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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Restored newsreel footage shows Ireland's fight for Independence

The footage was restored from the original nitrate film and will be available on the IFI Player.

# independence - Monday 26 March, 2018

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 - 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.

# independence - Friday 22 December, 2017

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

There was a record high turnout of over 80%.

# independence - 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”.

# independence - 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.

# independence - 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.

# independence - Saturday 28 October, 2017

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.

# independence - 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.

# independence - Sunday 22 October, 2017

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.

# independence - 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.

# independence - 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.

# independence - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

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

# independence - 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.

# independence - 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.

# independence - 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.

# independence - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

FC Barcelona, tourist sites and universities all expected to join Catalonia general strike today

The strike is to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence.

# independence - Sunday 1 October, 2017

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Barcelona's game played behind-closed-doors after violent scenes on the streets of the city

Tonight’s La Liga fixture against Las Palmas will go ahead despite protests surrounding the Catalan referendum vote.

# independence - Friday 29 September, 2017

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote

Authorities in Madrid have instructed police to ensure no votes are cast in Sunday’s vote.

# independence - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pictures: Hundreds of thousands of Catalans turn out to say 'Goodbye Spain' ahead of vote

Some 400,000 people marched through central Barcelona today.

# independence - 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.

# independence - Friday 9 June, 2017

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.

# independence - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Tomorrow's UK newspapers may spoil the Scottish independence party

New polls show that Scots aren’t yet sold on independence.

# independence - Monday 13 March, 2017

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Poll: Should Scotland hold another referendum on independence from the UK?

Has Brexit changed the game that much?

# independence - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of second Scottish independence vote

The SNP leader said: “I have never doubted that Scotland will one day become an independent country.”

# independence - Friday 16 September, 2016

Budgeting is boring? A guide to why - and how - you need to master the purse strings

A third-level student will need at least €11,000 to get through the college year, living away from home.

# independence - Friday 2 September, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon launches new drive for Scottish independence

A new poll found 46% of people are now in favour of Scottish independence.

# independence - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

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

But Spain says it would hurt their economy.

# independence - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote

The Spanish Government has rejected the result and ruled out any further vote.

# independence - Sunday 9 November, 2014

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.

# independence - 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.

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