Fiona Corcoran is the first Irish person to receive the Order of Friendship, which is awarded to Russian and foreign nationals for special merit in broad charitable activities.

An Irish charity worker who has helped victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will be presented with an award in the Kremlin this week by Russian p(...)

Ludmila Snigireva, head teacher of Paper Crane, with Olga Butskaya, organiser of ‘Today Children, Tomorrow a Nation’, while preparing the Russian-language library at Scoil Bhride in Shantalla, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

The exploits of a tall policeman named Uncle Steeple and other fables by one of the former Soviet Union’s great literary survivors line the shelves of(...)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun in the Black Sea yesterday. The US destroyer carried out a naval exercise with other ships in the latest display of American military power just a few hundred kilometres from Crimea. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

EU heads of state arrive today in Brussels for the start of a two-day summit which will be dominated by the Ukrainian crisis, as the European U(...)

Russian Ambassador to Ireland Maxim Peshkov: has warned sanctions will involve retaliation, which would have an impact on Irish exports to Russia.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is strongly in Ireland’s national interest to back sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea(...)

Russian ambassador to Ireland Maxim Peshkov before his meeting with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

  Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has told Russian ambassador Maxim Peshkov of the Irish Government’s deep concern at Russia’s actions in the (...)

RTÉ Prime Time suffered a technical glitch during an interview with Russian Ambassador Maxim Peshkov last night when the the phrase ‘Irish Ukrainians, not Russians’ was played in a loop. Photograph: screengrab of RTÉ Prime Time

RTÉ was left embarrassed and “infuriated” after it suffered a technical glitch during its broadcast of Prime Time last night. During an i(...)

Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said today he hoped the Ukraine crisis can be resolved ’by diplomacy, by negotiation, and that people don’t get into a position where the economies of Europe and beyond are destroyed’.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the situation in Ukraine as “frightening and dangerous”. He was speaking on his way into the weekly C(...)

Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, who died in a Russian jail after uncovering fraud among state officials

It is rare the joint Oireachtas committee on foreign affairs and trade hits international headlines but that is just what happened in the last (...)