Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. Photograph: United Artists

Pierce Brosnan, actor The first film I saw when I came to London as a boy was Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as 007. In Ireland, I had been b(...)

The ‘Ai-Petri, Crimea’ painting, by Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi, which was stolen.  Photograph: EPA/Russian Internal Affairs Ministry

Authorities in Moscow have arrested a man suspected of a daring art heist at a leading Russian state-owned museum. Police said they had found the 20t(...)

Bernadine Grogan, from Palmerstown, Dublin, with some of her snow globe collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some years ago, a family friend spotted a collection of rusty Castrol GTX cans hanging on a clothes line outside a neighbour’s house in Co Cavan. When(...)

  Agape Deng with her husband Tim Wang in Newmarket, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

When people ask Agape Deng where she comes from the answer is complicated. Born in Taiwan, she spent most of her childhood in Russia before moving to (...)

Rapper Oxxxymiron performs during a concert in support of then jailed rapper Husky at a Moscow club on November 26th. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/ Getty

Dmitry Kuznetsov, better-known by his stage name Husky, was a minor star on Russia’s flourishing hip hop scene until police arrested him last month fo(...)

 Evgeny Shtorn: “It’s about public understanding. So many people don’t even know direct provision exists but they are paying for it.”  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Evgeny Shtorn didn’t plan on claiming asylum when he arrived in Dublin in January 2018. He had hoped to secure a visa somewhere in Europe so he could(...)

Tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan: “We couldn’t find enough opportunities even though we looked at 114 start-ups.”

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has come under fire from serial tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan for spending millions on seeding foreign start-ups and assisting (...)

Martha Wilmot returned to Ireland in 1808, laden with Russian books, manuscripts and costumes, priceless jewellery, and most valuable of all, her diaries detailing over five years’ residence in Russia.

In late 1807, 32-year-old Cork woman Martha Wilmot sat at a writing desk in a Russian palace and declared herself “a Prisoner in the true sense of the(...)

Campaign warns that the barriers preventing spouses and partners from securing work is also blocking families from fully integrating into their local communities

A lack of awareness among employers and recruiters and long delays in visa registrations are preventing thousands of non-EU trained professionals from(...)

 Russian communists take part in protest rally against a government proposed pension reform plan in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Maixm Shipenkov/EPA

Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age, despite recent promises by president Vl(...)

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