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Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers
# Independence Bid
# Independence Bid

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

Nov 5th 2017, 4:15 PM 15,427 Views 44 Comments

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest
# Buying Time
# Buying Time

Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest

Nov 4th 2017, 12:50 PM 7,134 Views 30 Comments

Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Should the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin's City Hall?

Nov 2nd 2017, 8:47 AM 56,550 Views 257 Comments

A vote will be held this morning on whether the flag should be flown as a gesture of solidarity.

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'

Nov 1st 2017, 7:15 AM 8,188 Views 36 Comments

Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'
# Carles Puigdemont
# Carles Puigdemont

Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'

Oct 31st 2017, 12:59 PM 18,915 Views 79 Comments

Facing charges of rebellion following his region’s vote for independence, Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels

Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension
# Catalonia
From The42
# Catalonia

Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension

Oct 31st 2017, 7:30 AM 2,166 Views 1 Comment

With tensions between Spain and Catalonia rising, tennis icon Rafael Nadal hopes for a positive outcome.

Charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds sought against ousted Catalan cabinet members
# Opposition
# Opposition

Charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of funds sought against ousted Catalan cabinet members

Oct 30th 2017, 1:21 PM 14,808 Views 56 Comments

Spanish authorities say deposed officials will be allowed to take their personal belongings from official buildings, but are barred from performing any official duties.

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence
# Spain
# Spain

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

Oct 28th 2017, 6:00 PM 30,373 Views 270 Comments

“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
# Independence
# Independence

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover

Oct 28th 2017, 3:05 PM 24,323 Views 55 Comments

The Spanish prime minister last night quashed the Catalan parliament and called an election for late December.

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December
# Escalating Quickly
# Escalating Quickly

Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December

Oct 27th 2017, 8:12 PM 39,687 Views 170 Comments

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
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Catalonia crisis: Spain poised to impose direct rule on the region today

Oct 27th 2017, 7:20 AM 6,898 Views 14 Comments

The Spanish Senate will meet at 8am Irish time to vote to depose Catalonia’s government.

Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis

Oct 26th 2017, 4:57 PM 7,239 Views 21 Comments

Carles Puigdemont said there were no “guarantees” in place “to justify calling elections today”.

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain but tourism is falling amid images of unrest
# Costa Brava
# Costa Brava

Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain but tourism is falling amid images of unrest

Oct 22nd 2017, 12:01 PM 12,028 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Spain
# Spain

450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'

Oct 22nd 2017, 7:48 AM 10,862 Views 43 Comments

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'
# Article 155
# Article 155

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

Oct 21st 2017, 12:56 PM 16,627 Views 126 Comments

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

How the battle for Catalan independence is being fought online (including on TheJournal.ie)
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

How the battle for Catalan independence is being fought online (including on TheJournal.ie)

Oct 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 15,319 Views 34 Comments

It started with a poll.

Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy
# Si What Happens
# Si What Happens

Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy

Oct 19th 2017, 9:45 AM 15,756 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Catalan Independence
# Catalan Independence

Opinion: 'We Catalans supported the Irish struggle from 1880 onwards'

Oct 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,716 Views 81 Comments

All Catalans ask our international counterparts who called for dialogue, to call for the same from the Spanish government, writes Albert Royo-Mariné.

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push
# Tension
# Tension

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push

Oct 18th 2017, 9:45 AM 6,432 Views 21 Comments

If Catalonia does not provide a satisfactory response by 8am tomorrow, direct rule could be imposed.

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona
# Catalan Showdown
# Catalan Showdown

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona

Oct 17th 2017, 10:55 PM 25,088 Views 68 Comments

Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence
# Yay Or Nay
# Yay Or Nay

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence

Oct 16th 2017, 1:31 PM 11,148 Views 24 Comments

The Prime Minister of Spain is said to be prepared to take the “nuclear option” and suspend the Catalan regional government.

Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid
# Tension
From The42
# Tension

Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid

Oct 14th 2017, 8:11 PM 12,108 Views 15 Comments

The game is Barca’s first trip to the Spanish capital since an independence referendum.

Poll: Do you support Catalan independence?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support Catalan independence?

Oct 14th 2017, 9:52 AM 2,408,121 Views 587 Comments

What do you think?

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?
# Reign Of Spain?
# Reign Of Spain?

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?

Oct 14th 2017, 8:16 AM 7,398 Views 6 Comments

The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.

Spain gives Catalonian leader five days to clarify if he is declaring independence
# Catalan Among The Pigeons
# Catalan Among The Pigeons

Spain gives Catalonian leader five days to clarify if he is declaring independence

Oct 11th 2017, 7:08 PM 21,024 Views 57 Comments

Spain has sought clarification on the suspended declaration by the Catalan leader.

Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks'
# Break Free
# Break Free

Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks'

Oct 10th 2017, 7:08 PM 16,231 Views 74 Comments

Regional President Carles Puigdemont said today that Catalans had voted for independence.

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
# Referendum
# Referendum

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

Oct 10th 2017, 7:44 AM 8,235 Views 63 Comments

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

Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum
# Spain In Crisis
# Spain In Crisis

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

Oct 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 14,561 Views 51 Comments

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

Thousands take to the streets of Barcelona campaigning against independence
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Thousands take to the streets of Barcelona campaigning against independence

Oct 8th 2017, 1:56 PM 8,811 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2017, 4:43 PM 11,965 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 6th 2017, 7:42 PM 17,716 Views 36 Comments

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
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

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

Oct 6th 2017, 3:20 PM 8,798 Views 32 Comments

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

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended
# Mediation
# Mediation

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

Oct 5th 2017, 4:15 PM 20,284 Views 134 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 4th 2017, 6:46 AM 13,383 Views 97 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2017, 9:18 PM 16,643 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:36 AM 11,614 Views 72 Comments

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

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:07 AM 8,304 Views 51 Comments

A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.

Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme?

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:20 AM 19,677 Views 73 Comments

Authorities said that 844 people and 33 police were injured in clashes over the weekend.

Sinn Féin councillor climbs City Hall with Catalonia flag at Dublin demo
# Chris Andrews
# Chris Andrews

Sinn Féin councillor climbs City Hall with Catalonia flag at Dublin demo

Oct 2nd 2017, 7:06 PM 35,492 Views 139 Comments

Councillor Chris Andrews told TheJournal.ie that it was a “spur of the moment” thing.