The Russia Today studio in London pictured in February 2017. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin will support further actions against Kremlin-lined broadcasters if deemed necessary, she has told her counterpar(...)

Friday’s incident involving Fr Fergal MacDonagh at the Russian embassy is one of many since the invasion of Ukraine. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy / The Irish Times

A priest has thrown red paint at the gates of the Russian embassy in protest at the invasion of Ukraine. Fr Fergal MacDonagh threw the paint while s(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We want to protect Irish citizens, we want to maintain diplomatic channels to protect Irish citizens both in Ukraine, and in Russia and elsewhere.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said expelling the Russian ambassador could be “done in a day” and would be “easy” but that the repercussions of such a m(...)

Theatres across Ireland have cancelled performances of Swan Lake by the Royal Moscow Ballet

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted responses from the cultural and sporting spheres, with Russian artists and companies beginning to fe(...)

File photo: Aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant Photograph: Mykola Lazarenko/ Reuters

Ireland has joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in calling for “maximum restraint” to avoid any actions that may put nuclear faciliti(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach in 2014.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The International Olympic Committee’s executive board has recommended that international sports federations ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and o(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin at a meeting with his defence minister Sergei Shoigu and chief of the general staff Valery Gerasimov in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Western capitals have long been anxious about Moscow’s military doctrine, which allows it to use nuclear weapons to end a conflict as part of its “esc(...)

The US and its western allies unveiled the most punitive penalties to date against Russia at the weekend over its invasion of Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Guneyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

The US and its western allies unveiled the most punitive penalties to date against Russia over the weekend, the latest in a barrage of sanctions rolle(...)

BP chief executive Bernard Looney: ‘I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the situation unfolding in Ukraine and my heart goes out to everyone affected.’  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Kerryman Bernard Looney, the chief executive of BP, is resigning as a trustee of an influential Russian society as part of the oil giant’s efforts to (...)

Poland’s Robert Lewandowski: backs Polish FA decision. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

Robert Lewandowski has backed the Polish Football Association’s decision to refuse to play Russia in their upcoming World Cup playoff. The Poles were(...)

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