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A Russian flag featuring Vladimir Putin  at the central Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow in 2012. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

It is one of the most extraordinary crimes of Putin-era Russia, has seen the deaths of some of those who have tried to inquire into it, and has led to(...)

 US president Donald Trump with (from left) President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Areas of the Baltic Sea and its airspace were closed on Wednesday due to planned Russian missile tests, the day after three leaders from the region s(...)

43% of young Irish Catholics pray weekly, with  16 per cent never praying, says report. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish people between the ages of 16 and 29 rank among the most religious in Europe, alongside Poles and Lithuanians, a new study has found. Some 54 p(...)

Russian ambassador Yury Filatov with the media in the Russian embassy last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is not among the 14 EU States that decided to expel a total of 32 Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated move yesterday. However, while not mak(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk arriving on Monday in Varna, Bulgaria, where he announced that 14 EU member states are to expel Russian diplomats following the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Photograph: Bulgarian government press office via Reuters

In a co-ordinated wave of demonstrations of solidarity with the UK over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the US, 14 EU states, Canada and Ukraine hav(...)

Russian-born chess grandmaster Alexander Baburin, who lives in Blackrock, said he voted as an expatriate for Vladimir Putin in the recent Russian presidential election. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev /AFP/Getty Images

The Russian community in Ireland will celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations at their annual ball in October. What will be left to celebrate or h(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk listens during a news conference following a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Photograph: Bloomberg

The European Union has recalled its ambassador from Moscow after leaders on the continent threw their weight behind Theresa May’s stance over the Sali(...)

The Irish soldiers from the Kosovo Peacekeeping Forces (KFOR) patrol near the village of Lapusnik in on February 14th, 2008. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland should consider joining a Defence Union of the EU, according to Fine Gael’s four Members of the European Parliament. Brian Hayes, Mairead McG(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe endorsed the idea of a European Monetary Fund alongside other “like-minded” EU member states. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A European Monetary Fund (EMF) should be established to have greater responsibility for the development and monitoring of financial assistance program(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) kisses president of Kosovo Hashim Thaci during a tour of Balkan states last week. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Enlargement of its membership has been the European Union’s most important geopolitical tool to deal with continental instability for four decades. It(...)

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