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What’s it like living in Catalonia after independence declaration?

Catalonia is at a standstill on Wednesday after protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks as part of a regionwide strike, called by a pro-independence union. Dave Walsh, a pro-independence supporter who lives in Sant Cugat, explains what it has … Continue reading

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Irish in Catalonia: ‘We could be in for some turbulent 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 violence. Joe … Continue reading

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Irishman in Barcelona: ‘We’d be happy to live in a Republic of Catalonia’

We spent from 5.30am on Sunday morning at the local library, or biblioteca, less than 100m from my home in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a town of 87,000 just over the hill from Barcelona. My partner and her father are from the … Continue reading

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Irish in Catalonia: Scepticism and idealism as independence vote looms

As he calmly sips a pint of lager at the bar of the pub he owns in central Barcelona, Ken McCarthy hardly looks like a man who is worried about the future. The 57-year-old from Co Mayo opened McCarthy’s Bar … Continue reading

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