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The relatively muted response so far from the Catalan nationalist leadership to direct rule is puzzling, especially in the wake of declaring themselves ‘independent’. Pro-union Catalans, with their huge demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday (above), actually appear better organised. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

An article Guy Hedgecoe in the Weekend edition of this newspaper described how three members of the same Catalan family hold very different views on t(...)

Catalonian nationalists attempted to link their drive for independence to that of Ireland. Eamon de Valera received a letter from the leader of the Catalan Youth Party that described Ireland as her ‘sister country’

The political situation in Catalonia has hit the headlines in recent weeks due to the disputed independence poll in October. During the Spanish Civil (...)

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona on  October 29th. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

“Don’t be ashamed of loving Spain, be ashamed of hating it,” read one banner that was being brandished at Sunday’s massive demonstration in Barcelona (...)

A protester holds a sign reading ‘Being Catalan is a pride, being Spanish is an honour’ as others wave Spanish and Catalan Senyera flags during a pro-unity demonstration in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday to voice their support for Spain’s territorial unity, after the first measu(...)

 Carles Puigdemont speaks on Saturday  after the Spanish government removed him from office. Photograph: Generalitat de Catalonia/EPA

Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont has called for peaceful “democratic opposition” to the central government’s takeover of the region following it(...)

Demonstrators from far-right Spanish  groups light flares and chant slogans after marching from Plaza Espanya square  in Barcelona in mid-October. The group marched on Spain’s National Day chanting anti-separatist slogans to protest Catalonia’s push for independence. File photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Throughout most of his life, José Luis Godes never considered himself a Catalan nationalist. A Barcelona bank worker until he took early retirement, h(...)

That journey from the airport to the city centre. Photograph: Getty

Arrival Guide Travel website kayak.ie has revealed the most cost-effective and efficient ways for Irish passengers to make their way from the airport(...)

Supporters of Catalan separatism celebrate following the vote to declare independence from Spain by the Catalan parliament in Barcelon. Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/Bloomberg

A mighty cheer rose up from the thronging crowd in Barcelona when the Catalan regional parliament passed a historic motion on Friday in favour of inde(...)

Catalan separatist flags are held up as fireworks go off in Sant Jaume Square in front of the Catalan regional government headquarters during celebratrions after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain in Barcelona. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Spanish government has this evening dissolved Catalonia’s cabinet after the region voted earlier today for independence from Madrid, prime ministe(...)

Protesters chant at a group of Spanish National Police during a Catalan pro-independence strike of university students on October 26th, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The Spanish senate is today expected to approve a highly contentious motion allowing the government to take control of Catalonia’s devolved administra(...)

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