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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Catalonia

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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”.
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.
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 leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest
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?
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 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'
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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'
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'
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
It started with a poll.
Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy
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'
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
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
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
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
The game is Barca’s first trip to the Spanish capital since an independence referendum.
Poll: Do you support Catalan independence?
What do you think?
The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?
The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.
Spain gives Catalonian leader five days to clarify if he is declaring independence
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'
Regional President Carles Puigdemont said today that Catalans had voted for independence.
Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.
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.
Thousands take to the streets of Barcelona campaigning against independence
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.