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No going back: Catalonia and Spain's relationship is broken - RTE.ie

I'd been told to expect nothing big in the small village of Cornellà del Terri, where I spent the last few days. In the countryside about 10 miles from Girona in northern Catalonia, the locals were vigilant but good-humoured as we gathered at 7.30am ...and more »

Irish in Catalonia: 'We could be in for some turbulent times' - Irish Times

As more than 800 people in Catalonia recover from injuries received during violent clashes over yesterday's independence referendum, Irish Times Abroad readers living in the region have been sharing their observations and opinions on the vote and the ...and more »

Thousands opposed to Catalan independence vote gather in Barcelona - Irish Times

Thousands of pro-unity demonstrators opposing a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain gathered in a Barcelona square on Saturday in a sign of how the disputed vote on Sunday has divided the country. The referendum, declared illegal by ...and more »

Catalan government says 90% have voted to leave Spain - Irish Times

Spain's relationship with Catalonia was stretched to breaking point on Sunday, as the central government's attempts to prevent a controversial independence referendum in the northeastern region led to violent scenes and criticism from European ...and more »

Catalan leader accuses Spain's King Felipe VI of 'deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans' - Telegraph.co.uk

The crisis was on Wednesday described by a senior MEP as a greater threat to the EU than Brexit. Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan leader, said he had been in favour of mediation to find a way out of the crisis but that the Spanish government had not ...and more »

Catalan La Liga clubs join general strike as Barca ponder leaving - Irish Times

Catalan La Liga sides Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona have decided to join the general strike in Catalonia on Tuesday. The strike, called by more than 40 unions and associations in the region under the umbrella organisation Table for Democracy, is due ...and more »

Catalans to strike over police violence during referendum - Irish Times

Large numbers of Catalans are expected to observe a general strike on Tuesday to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence, as Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in ...and more »

Catalonia to declare independence, leader says - RTE.ie

The Catalan government is set to declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, regional leader Carles Puigdemont has said. Mr Puigdemont said his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next", in an interview with the ...and more »

Catalonia clashes: 465 injured as riot police charge polling stations in bid to stop vote - Independent.ie

Catalonia's health department has confirmed that 465 people had been treated due to clashes with police forces as they cracked down on attempts to hold a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain. Most of those people sustained slight ...and more »

Catalan leader says poll result must be implemented - RTE.ie

The leader of Catalonia has called for international mediation to resolve a standoff with the Spanish government, the day after hundreds of people were injured as police tried to forcibly disrupt a referendum on independence that had been ruled illegal ...and more »