Business over Tapas November 16 2017 Nº 233

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 16 Noviembre 2017 Sección; Especiales






Fiddling around with the computer and the Internet and the blogs and the rest of it – changing the printer ink and re-booting the router. How do we do it? Each morning I get up, check the news and the different pages I visit to find contrast for the Business over Tapas reports, and make myself a coffee. But on Wednesday morning, a simple cup of Nescafé just wasn’t enough. Firefox – the browser I use – had suddenly changed its whole design, with wonderful new features that I will never need, and the few things I do use cunningly hidden in interesting places. It was a bit like receiving an early Advent Calendar. And what is behind this door?

En el acto se presentarán las bases del Premio George Campbell, con el que se pretende fomentar la investigación sobre las relaciones entre ambos países


El Aula María Zambrano de Estudios Transatlánticos UMA - ATECH celebrará el día 23 de noviembre en el Salón de Actos del Rectorado de la Universidad de Málaga su V Tribuna Transatlántica, "Relaciones bilaterales España-Irlanda", que se centrará en los vínculos establecidos entre ambos países.

Aires Celtas cumple 17 años en las ondas

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 03 Noviembre 2017 Sección; Especiales

El próximo 4 de noviembre, el veterano programa Aires Celtas cumple 17 años promocionando la música Tradicional/Folk/Celta.


Andalucía es tierra de cultura y fusión y desde Granada comenzó esta andadura que ya casi supera los 1000 programas defendiendo sonidos procedentes de países celtas o lugares con influencia de esta cultura. Cada semana nos sorprenden con sonidos celtas.

Irlanda no reconocerá la independencia de Cataluña de España

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 29 Octubre 2017 Sección; Especiales

Statement on Catalonia

We are all concerned about the crisis in Catalonia. Ireland respects the constitutional and territorial integrity of Spain and we do not accept or recognise the Catalan Unilateral Declaration of Independence.

The resolution of the current crisis needs to be within Spain's constitutional framework and through Spain's democratic institutions. Ireland supports efforts to resolve this crisis through lawful and peaceful means.

Catalonia and Ireland

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 28 Octubre 2017 Sección; Especiales
A mural espousing ties between Catalonia and Ireland in Belfast.

In the aftermath of the putative independence referendum in Catalonia, on October 1, 2017, John Dorney looks at some of the parallels between that region’s (or is it a nation?)’s history and that of Ireland.

Ireland’s struggle for independence was, and to a degree is, keenly observed by other small nationalities with ambitions for statehood.

La Plaza de Santa María será el escenario elegido para subir el telón de esta nueva edición, al que se subirá (a partir de las 22,00 horas) Peter Crann, fundador de este cuarteto de amigos, que brindarán los temas tradicionales de la música irlandesa fusionándolos con funk, entre otros estilos.


Business over Tapas October 26 2017 Nº 230

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 26 Octubre 2017 Sección; Especiales


The Parlament will proclaim the Independent Republic of Catalonia on Thursday. Parliamentary sources have confirmed that in the plenary session to be held this Thursday in the Catalonian parliament, the mandate from October 1st will be made official. However, Senate President Pío García-Escudero has offered Puigdemont to attend the Senate in Madrid on Friday, which could (once again) distort the agenda in Barcelona and, therefore, leave the declaration of independence in the air...’. From Público here. It was later reported from a Catalonian news-site that Puigdemont would not visit Madrid and that the plenary session in the Catalonian parliament to discuss independence would begin today at 4.00pm.




La novena provincia, la emigración de andaluces a Cataluña (AH 28)

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 19 Octubre 2017 Sección; Especiales

Cerca de un millón de andaluces emigraron a Cataluña en los años sesenta: ¿Cuándo comenzó este proceso migratorio? ¿Cómo fue su llegada? ¿Hubo desarraigo? ¿Fueron bien acogidos?

AH 28

A comienzos de los años setenta, en Cataluña vivían 840.000 personas nacidas en Andalucía. Si a esta cifra añadimos los hijos nacidos ya en Cataluña, el total supera ampliamente el millón cien mil personas. Es decir: cerca de la mitad del total de andaluces que salieron de su tierra en pos de un futuro mejor – más de dos millones de personas- se instalaron en Cataluña. La magnitud de este fenómeno en los años sesenta y setenta fue tal que hubo quien dio en bautizar a Cataluña como “la novena provincia andaluza”. Tanto la importancia cuantitativa de esta migración, como sus características sociológicas y culturales específicas, han motivado que el último número de la revista Andalucía en la Historia, editada por el Centro de Estudios Andaluces, haya dedicado su dosier central a este movimiento de población.

Business over Tapas October 19 2017 Nº 229

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 19 Octubre 2017 Sección; Especiales






In times of struggle and unrest, violence often breaks out, violence wrapped in a flag: the skin heads of the far-right. Remarkably, Spain doesn’t have much of a far-right presence by European standards (although there are a few ‘alt-right’ newspapers).

Business over Tapas October 12 2017 Nº 228

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 12 Octubre 2017 Sección; Especiales






People power seems to have worked, for once. Well, a bit, anyway. In Murcia, ADIF, the company that is building the infrastructure for the AVE high speed train, has agreed to a climb down over its plans. The company had built an impassable – if ‘temporary’ – wall to bring the new line into safe harbour at the Murcia train station.

Business over Tapas September 28 2017 Nº 226

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 28 Septiembre 2017 Sección; Especiales







The Catalonian referendum on independence, illegal or not, will (or perhaps won’t) be held on Sunday. The results may or may not give Carles Puigdemont the support to go ahead with his independence from Spain. They probably won’t be very conclusive, as the Spanish authorities are doing their utmost to put an oar in the proceedings and furthermore, not everyone who has an opinion will necessarily wish to vote in what is generally thought to be an illegal plebiscite.

Business over Tapas September 21 2017 Nº 225

; Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra 21 Septiembre 2017 Sección; Especiales






Few people enjoy flying these days, with no room for your legs, a small and sticky child in the seat next to you and a talkative mother making up the row. Behind, perhaps you will be rewarded with a loud collection of still-merry drunks and in front, inevitably somebody who has already put their seat back that full three inches before the plane has even taken off.


Flying seems to be an inconvenience that one must endure to top and tail one’s holiday, or visit, or business. At least (if nothing goes wrong at the airport) it has the virtue of being both quick and of course safe.