The construction site of TurkStream and  Gazprom gas pipelines  in the Black Sea. Photograph:  TurkStream Project/Anadolu Agency/Getty

An executive from John Teeling’s Petrel Resources held informal talks with Russian gas monopoly Gazprom about developing an energy project in Crimea, (...)

Billboard with an image of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and the words “Strong president –  Strong Russia!” in Simferopol, Crimea, on January 18th, 2018.

Ukraine’s government is threatening to prosecute a group of Irish businesspeople if they invest in real estate in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula subj(...)

Former political adviser Paddy Duffy: “I believe that there are Irish people who would be interested, quite possibly, in maybe co-investing in Crimea and also in Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Members of an Irish trade delegation to Moscow last month, including a former top adviser to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, discussed hotel investment(...)