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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Basque Country

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# Basque Country
Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run
ETA disbanded in 2018.
# On The Road
Letter from Bilbao: Leinster feel a bond in the Basque Country
Leo Cullen’s men took in some of the sights in the city after their captain’s run in the sun.
# Basque Country
Police officer dies as fans involved in violent clashes during Europa League game in Bilbao
A number of people were arrested following trouble at the Athletic Bilbao vs Spartak Moscow game.
# The Final Stand
Irish coach Ronan names final squad before stepping down after six years at the helm
The game against the Basque Country takes place on 26 November.
# pinxtos time
Moyes snubbed English clubs for Spain challenge
The former United boss wouldn’t reveal who he spoke to.
A man accused of assassinating a Spanish general has been extradited from Belfast
Fermin Vila Michelena is accused of being part of an ETA bombing campaign.
# Terrorism
Suspected ETA chief Javier Lopez Pena dies in Paris hospital
The 54-year-old reportedly suffered a stroke.
# Spain
Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections
Elections are taking place in the Basque Country – the first since ETA renounced violence – and Mariano Rajoy’s home area of Galicia.
# Basque Country
Adams and Ahern in Spain for talks on Basque separatism
Bertie Ahern and Gerry Adams hope their experience in the North’s peace process can be used for good in the Basque Country.
# Basque Country
Basque separatist group Eta declares permanent ceasefire
The separatist group has vowed to abandoned its violent campaign for independence and engage in peaceful dialogue.
# Spain
Basque separatists ETA announce ceasefire and seek peace talks
The group says in a new video that it is committed to a ‘democratic solution’ on securing Basque independence.