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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: no justification for expulsion from Russia of Irish diplomat. Photograph: Alan Betson

Robert Meade, Ireland’s deputy head of mission at the Embassy in Moscow, is the Irish diplomat who was given until Monday to leave Russia in the inter(...)

British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow speaks to reporters while leaving the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Moscow has told Britain it must cut “just over 50” more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of (...)

Russian embassy spokesman Vasily Velichkin:  “In response to their unjustified expulsions of Russian diplomats based on Britain’s proof-free accusations of Russia related to the Skripal case, it should not come as a surprise.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Russia on Friday expelled 59 more diplomats from 23 countries – including one from Ireland – as relations between Moscow and the West continue to dete(...)

 Russia’s ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov at the embassy on Orwell Road said any expulsions of personnel would constitute an “unfriendly act”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has concerns about certain personnel at the Russian embassy in Dublin and will consider expulsions or other actions after receiving sec(...)

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(...)