Vitali Klitschko speaks to Irish Ukrainians who held a gathering outside the European People’s Party congress at Convention Centre Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Ukrainian community in Ireland have spoken of their hurt and sadness at the events unfolding in their home c(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: ‘I do believe that we need to take action. I think the situation has deteriorated quite dramatically over the course of the past week, and in particular over the past days [...]I think we have to consider sanctions and restrictive measures.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said that targeted sanctions should be imposed in Ukraine. Arriving in Brussels this afte(...)

Foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states are due to meet in Brussels this afternoon for emergency talks on Ukraine. More than 20 people are reported to have died in violence near Independence Square (pictured) in Kiev this morning. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters.

Foreign ministers of the EU’s 28 member states are due to meet in Brussels this afternoon for emergency talks on Ukraine. The crisis in (...)

Ukraine’s fateful moment
  • Europe
  • December 20, 2013, 01:00

‘I know of only one place where there’s free cheese – a mousetrap.” This comment by Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk on the agreement by (...)