- 17 Oct 17
Following a divisive and independence referendum, which the Spanish Constitutional Court has deems void, Catalonia is entering a period of profound uncertainty. Peter McGoran speaks to British journalist Aine Doris, who has lived and worked in Barcelona for the past 15 years.
Situated just minutes away from the busy thoroughfare of Gracia, Carrer de Pau Claris in Barcelona is a lively street that bustles with restaurants, shops, hotels and apartments.
On a normal night, you might hear the din of laughter and conversation there, as people enjoy themselves in one of the many bars and cafes that sometimes spill out onto the pavement. But in recent weeks, this area has become an epicentre for the huge independence protests which have broken out in Catalonia.
A “Catalan by invitation”, having spent 15 years in Barcelona, and having lived on Pau Claris for the past number of years, British journalist Aine Doris is better placed than most to talk about the recent, dramatic events.