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If Stormont cannot get its act together, the British and Irish governments should consider discussing arrangements regardless.  Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The inquiry into Stormont’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal has only sat since last November and only interviewed DUP leader Arlene Foster for (...)

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(...)

Lissywollen Stadium, the home of Athlone Town FC. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A High Court action over a temporary injunction halting an alleged match fixing inquiry involving two former Athlone Town footballers has been resolve(...)

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in October last year. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The day after a car bomb claimed the life of Maltese investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, in October last year, one of the 47 libel suits ag(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Vitali Skirpanovs: “I had €3,000 in my wallet, I got hit with a bar in the back of my head. I woke up in a pool of blood. I lost my cash.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

For Vitali Skirpanovs (42), having a bed continuously for over a week in the extreme weather shelter was “really nice”. From Latvia – one of the 10 (...)

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