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Taoiseach says Ireland will not recognise result of Catalan referendum
# Independence Vote
# Independence Vote

Taoiseach says Ireland will not recognise result of Catalan referendum

Oct 2nd 2017, 1:32 PM 29,085 Views 154 Comments

Leo Varadkar told reporters today he was “distressed” by the scenes of violence.

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum?

Oct 2nd 2017, 9:27 AM 37,223 Views 191 Comments

The aggressive intervention of the Spanish police in the weekend’s referendum has been criticised by many European leaders.

Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum
# Independence Day
# Independence Day

Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum

Oct 2nd 2017, 7:08 AM 19,255 Views 63 Comments

The controversial referendum saw violent scenes as Spanish police attempted to prevent the poll from taking place.

Catalan government says 465 injured in clashes with Spanish police
# Banned Ballot
# Banned Ballot

Catalan government says 465 injured in clashes with Spanish police

Oct 1st 2017, 5:11 PM 45,169 Views 179 Comments

Spain’s central government is staunchly against the region’s independence vote, which has been ruled unconstitutional by the courts.

Spanish police seal off 1,300 polling stations in Catalonia
# Banned Ballot
# Banned Ballot

Spanish police seal off 1,300 polling stations in Catalonia

Sep 30th 2017, 4:30 PM 42,291 Views 72 Comments

Irish travellers have been urged to exercise caution ahead of tomorrow’s Catalonia vote.

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

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

Sep 29th 2017, 10:37 PM 14,510 Views 61 Comments

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

Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked
# Spanish Imposition
# Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked

Sep 21st 2017, 6:00 PM 16,316 Views 42 Comments

Authorities seized nearly 10 million ballot papers destined for the vote.

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials
# Spanish Imposition
# Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

Sep 20th 2017, 12:15 PM 21,983 Views 89 Comments

Madrid is trying to prevent a 1 October plebiscite being held.

'We will not be intimidated': 700 Catalan mayors support holding independence vote
# Independence Bid
# Independence Bid

'We will not be intimidated': 700 Catalan mayors support holding independence vote

Sep 16th 2017, 6:23 PM 10,327 Views 54 Comments

The mayors have all been threatened with arrest.

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

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

Sep 11th 2017, 8:38 PM 41,642 Views 60 Comments

Some 400,000 people marched through central Barcelona today.

Catalonia says it will hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month
# It's A Date
# It's A Date

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

Sep 7th 2017, 8:08 AM 13,001 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 24th 2017, 8:57 AM 14,068 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 20th 2017, 11:10 AM 24,418 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 18th 2017, 10:32 PM 35,053 Views 66 Comments

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

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain
# Catexit
# Catexit

Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain

Jun 9th 2017, 12:08 PM 20,531 Views 30 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.

Xavi: 'The Catalan national team would be among the best 10 or 15 sides in the world'
# International Affairs
From The42
# International Affairs

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

Dec 29th 2016, 6:46 PM 11,498 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 1st 2015, 7:00 AM 20,134 Views 41 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon is having none of it.

Is Spain about to fall apart as a country?
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Is Spain about to fall apart as a country?

Sep 28th 2015, 2:45 PM 27,143 Views 54 Comments

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

Catalan leaders want voters to "give the finger" to Spain
# El Dedo
# El Dedo

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

Sep 23rd 2015, 7:50 AM 9,652 Views 32 Comments

But Spain says it would hurt their economy.

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

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

Sep 11th 2015, 8:17 PM 23,499 Views 99 Comments

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

Catalonia has a plan to leave Spain within 2 years
# On Yer Barcel-own-a
# On Yer Barcel-own-a

Catalonia has a plan to leave Spain within 2 years

Apr 1st 2015, 6:04 AM 9,892 Views 33 Comments

The September vote will act as a “plebiscite”.

Catalonia votes for independence, Spain calls the vote "useless"
# Independence Day
# Independence Day

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

Nov 10th 2014, 7:29 AM 11,247 Views 23 Comments

Spain said the vote was “fruitless and useless”.

Poll: Should Catalonia vote to break away from Spain?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Catalonia vote to break away from Spain?

Nov 9th 2014, 10:25 AM 13,433 Views 116 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 9th 2014, 7:33 AM 9,655 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,208 Views 2 Comments

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

Catalonia WILL vote on independence this Sunday, but Madrid won't be listening
# RIGHT TO VOTE
# RIGHT TO VOTE

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

Nov 5th 2014, 10:08 AM 8,044 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 14th 2014, 10:51 AM 3,713 Views 12 Comments

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

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal
# Vote9N
# Vote9N

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal

Sep 29th 2014, 12:24 PM 7,015 Views 31 Comments

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

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official
# 9N Votarem
# 9N Votarem

Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official

Sep 27th 2014, 7:48 PM 28,183 Views 157 Comments

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

After Scotland, Catalonia will vote on independence
# Independence Que
# Independence Que

After Scotland, Catalonia will vote on independence

Sep 19th 2014, 6:53 PM 15,477 Views 44 Comments

But Spain isn’t happy.

The Scotland independence vote is firing up Spain's Catalonia
# Demonstrations
# Demonstrations

The Scotland independence vote is firing up Spain's Catalonia

Sep 9th 2014, 10:59 PM 18,602 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 12th 2013, 10:05 PM 8,536 Views 44 Comments

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.

Independence drive falters for Spain's Catalonia
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Independence drive falters for Spain's Catalonia

Nov 26th 2012, 10:04 PM 8,245 Views 3 Comments

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

Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing

Nov 26th 2012, 7:39 AM 2,846 Views 3 Comments

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

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain
# Spain
# Spain

Catalonia votes in poll that could begin independence from Spain

Nov 25th 2012, 11:33 AM 7,613 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 10th 2012, 4:06 PM 5,432 Views 3 Comments

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

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears
# Debt Woes
# Debt Woes

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears

Aug 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 3,929 Views 11 Comments

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

Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires

Aug 13th 2012, 11:08 AM 3,155 Views 2 Comments

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