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#Independence

# independence - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of second Scottish independence vote
# Referendum
# Referendum

Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of second Scottish independence vote

Oct 15th 2016, 7:50 PM 10,126 Views 52 Comments

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
# Change Generation
# Change Generation

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

Sep 16th 2016, 11:00 AM 19,886 Views 3 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon launches new drive for Scottish independence

Sep 2nd 2016, 12:01 PM 14,126 Views 63 Comments

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
# El Dedo
# El Dedo

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

Sep 23rd 2015, 7:50 AM 9,639 Views 32 Comments

But Spain says it would hurt their economy.

# independence - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote
# Independence
# Independence

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote

Nov 11th 2014, 9:07 PM 10,415 Views 29 Comments

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*
# Independence
# Independence

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

Nov 9th 2014, 7:33 AM 9,641 Views 18 Comments

*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
# 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 8,025 Views 58 Comments

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

# independence - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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 3,701 Views 12 Comments

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

# independence - Sunday 12 October, 2014

1916 Rising relatives are not happy with the Government's commemoration plans
# Centenary
# Centenary

1916 Rising relatives are not happy with the Government's commemoration plans

Oct 12th 2014, 4:06 PM 13,870 Views 126 Comments

The association said they are eager to have a meeting with the new Arts Minister.

# independence - Thursday 9 October, 2014

In pics: Our guide dogs changed our lives
# World Sight Day
# World Sight Day

In pics: Our guide dogs changed our lives

Oct 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,670 Views 1 Comment

“With York as my guide, I take in the sea air, listen to the seagulls and fetch my morning coffee.”

# independence - Monday 29 September, 2014

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

Spain wants Catalonia's independence vote declared illegal

Sep 29th 2014, 12:24 PM 6,941 Views 31 Comments

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

# independence - Saturday 27 September, 2014

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 28,164 Views 155 Comments

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

# independence - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Some of Ireland's strangest old laws are to be repealed
# Fight The Law
# Fight The Law

Some of Ireland's strangest old laws are to be repealed

Sep 23rd 2014, 10:20 AM 31,338 Views 68 Comments

Did you know we’re (kind of) at war with Denmark?

# independence - Friday 19 September, 2014

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

After Scotland, Catalonia will vote on independence

Sep 19th 2014, 6:53 PM 15,471 Views 44 Comments

But Spain isn’t happy.

Open thread: What are your thoughts on Scotland's big decision?
# Indyref
# Indyref

Open thread: What are your thoughts on Scotland's big decision?

Sep 19th 2014, 11:23 AM 10,786 Views 142 Comments

Are you disappointed this morning or glad that there is still a United Kingdom across the water?

Gerry Adams' tweet on the the Scottish independence vote was to the point
# Referendum
# Referendum

Gerry Adams' tweet on the the Scottish independence vote was to the point

Sep 19th 2014, 10:03 AM 27,052 Views 97 Comments

Adams said Ireland should never lose sight that we are a “divided people”.

Date with destiny: Scotland awake as counting begins in independence vote
# Indyref
# Indyref

Date with destiny: Scotland awake as counting begins in independence vote

Sep 19th 2014, 12:24 AM 15,371 Views 61 Comments

A result is expected at about 6.30am.

# independence - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Looks like we know what way Andy Murray is leaning in Scottish independence vote
# Time To Vote
From The42
# Time To Vote

Looks like we know what way Andy Murray is leaning in Scottish independence vote

Sep 18th 2014, 9:55 AM 21,464 Views 27 Comments

The tennis star has had his say.

# independence - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK
# Indyref
# Indyref

'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK

Sep 17th 2014, 6:13 PM 9,341 Views 42 Comments

Ged Nash has become the first Irish government minister to express a view on Scottish independence.

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'
# Independence
# Independence

Column: 'The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset'

Sep 17th 2014, 1:00 PM 29 Views 36 Comments

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

On eve of Scottish referendum, polls suggest the pro-union vote will clinch it
# Independence
# Independence

On eve of Scottish referendum, polls suggest the pro-union vote will clinch it

Sep 17th 2014, 7:52 AM 11,719 Views 82 Comments

Both sides have one more day of campaigning before the public go to the polls tomorrow.

# independence - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Will they stay or will they go? Four opinion polls say Scotland result on a knife-edge
# Yay Or Nay
# Yay Or Nay

Will they stay or will they go? Four opinion polls say Scotland result on a knife-edge

Sep 14th 2014, 3:44 PM 12,540 Views 49 Comments

DRAMA.

Opinion: The Scottish referendum is the classic heart versus head clash
# Independence
# Independence

Opinion: The Scottish referendum is the classic heart versus head clash

Sep 14th 2014, 8:30 AM 42 Views 65 Comments

There has been surprisingly little coverage or comment on Scottish independence in Ireland, but a Yes vote would affect us on many fronts.

# independence - Saturday 13 September, 2014

The best quotes from Scotland's independence referendum campaign
# Indyref
# Indyref

The best quotes from Scotland's independence referendum campaign

Sep 13th 2014, 2:05 PM 20,830 Views 50 Comments

Should they stay or should they go? Here’s what people have been saying.

# independence - Thursday 11 September, 2014

RBS says it will move to England in case of Scottish independence
# Outta Here
# Outta Here

RBS says it will move to England in case of Scottish independence

Sep 11th 2014, 8:31 AM 12,131 Views 69 Comments

The Royal Bank of Scotland is 81% owned by the British state.

# independence - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here's the advice the Government was given on the Scottish referendum
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Here's the advice the Government was given on the Scottish referendum

Sep 10th 2014, 6:26 PM 16,033 Views 90 Comments

That’s according to the new Draft National Risk Assessment, which was launched for public consultation today.

# independence - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps

Sep 9th 2014, 9:23 AM 6,353 Views 55 Comments

The pro-union side has just slightly inched ahead, after a dramatic surge in support for independence.

# independence - Sunday 7 September, 2014

British govt to Scotland: We'll give you more powers... if you vote no to independence
# Question Time
# Question Time

British govt to Scotland: We'll give you more powers... if you vote no to independence

Sep 7th 2014, 6:20 PM 12,965 Views 67 Comments

This came after a poll out the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time.

Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?
# Scotland
# Scotland

Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?

Sep 7th 2014, 8:30 AM 505 Views 63 Comments

Whoever wins, we might see Ireland brought back into the picture as part of a broader ‘post-sovereign’ political framework.

Scottish referendum: The 'Yes' side have pulled ahead for the first time, and the Queen is not amused
# Her Majesty's Displeasure
# Her Majesty's Displeasure

Scottish referendum: The 'Yes' side have pulled ahead for the first time, and the Queen is not amused

Sep 7th 2014, 7:48 AM 21,267 Views 101 Comments

Today’s findings dramatically raise the stakes ahead of the vote — now just 11 days away.

# independence - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: It's crunch time... Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland's future
# Independence Referendum
# Independence Referendum

Opinion: It's crunch time... Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland's future

Aug 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 15 Views 28 Comments

With so many undecided voters, campaigners are under massive pressure to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum.

# independence - Saturday 23 August, 2014

A human chain is taking place in Temple Bar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic chain

A human chain is taking place in Temple Bar to mark the 25th anniversary of the Baltic chain

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:45 AM 15,321 Views 20 Comments

Three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – demonstrated their solidarity in their quest for independence by forming the human chain.

# independence - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?
# Justice
# Justice

Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an 'independent' policing authority?

Jul 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 23 Views 5 Comments

The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?

# independence - Saturday 12 April, 2014

"It's about putting Scotland's future in Scotland's hand." - Yes campaign looking to close referendum gap
# Indyref
# Indyref

"It's about putting Scotland's future in Scotland's hand." - Yes campaign looking to close referendum gap

Apr 12th 2014, 1:45 PM 8,477 Views 118 Comments

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is using his party’s conference to court Labour voters.

# independence - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Quebec says 'Non': Separatists who want to leave Canada handed crushing defeat
# Oh Canada
# Oh Canada

Quebec says 'Non': Separatists who want to leave Canada handed crushing defeat

Apr 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 10,365 Views 11 Comments

Quebec has had two referendums on sovereignty. The last such vote, in 1995, narrowly rejected independence.

# independence - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Crimean lawmakers' vote for independence 'does not violate international law'
# Referendum
# Referendum

Crimean lawmakers' vote for independence 'does not violate international law'

Mar 11th 2014, 7:47 PM 8,516 Views 64 Comments

It is thought the move will lay the legal framework for joining the Russian Federation.

# independence - Saturday 1 March, 2014

ETA confirms disarmament move, Spanish media calls it 'a farce'
# Basque
# Basque

ETA confirms disarmament move, Spanish media calls it 'a farce'

Mar 1st 2014, 2:53 PM 5,219 Views 43 Comments

A statement during the week has been confirmed by ETA, but the Spanish government is indifferent.

# independence - Sunday 23 February, 2014

ETA hand over cache of weapons ahead of potential disarmament
# Basque Conflict
# Basque Conflict

ETA hand over cache of weapons ahead of potential disarmament

Feb 23rd 2014, 2:21 PM 6,397 Views 77 Comments

International monitors have given evidence of the handover but the Spansih Government does not recognise their work.

# independence - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Column: The countdown to Scotland's referendum is on – but many questions remain
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The countdown to Scotland's referendum is on – but many questions remain

Nov 26th 2013, 7:30 PM 19 Views 47 Comments

The landmark referendum is to be held next September but, whatever the outcome, questions remain over how it might affect national identity and government policy in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, writes Natalie Tennyson.

Independent Scotland would 'cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Independent Scotland would 'cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC'

Nov 26th 2013, 10:58 AM 7,289 Views 115 Comments

The Scottish government has put forward its blueprint for independence in a white paper published this morning.