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(...)

Protesters outside   the Russian embassy in Dublin on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Hundreds attended a protest on Friday afternoon outside the Russian embassy in Dublin, on the second day of protests in Dublin and around the world fo(...)

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond,  Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and Labour’s Brendan Howlin called for action against Russian envoy to Ireland Yuriy Filatov.

Opposition and Government politicians have called for the expulsion of Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov over his country’s invasion of Ukrai(...)

Vladimir Putin: The Russian president shook history’s tail, and it stung us. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

When he announced Russia’s recognition of two “peoples’ republics” in eastern Ukraine on Monday night, Vladimir Putin made a bizarre rant about how th(...)

Trade between the Republic and Russia includes more than half a million cases of whiskey exports. Photograph: iStock

The deteriorating crisis in Ukraine puts at risk more than €4.5 billion of trade between the Republic and Russia. This includes more than €3 billion o(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: signed decrees on the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR). Photograph: Aleksey Nikolskyi/EPA

Today the Cabinet will sign off on a decision that will essentially result in the end of Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland. No longer will masks be req(...)

US secretary of state  Antony Blinken. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/AFP via Getty Images

All signs suggest Russia is on the brink of invading Ukraine, US secretary of state Antony Blinken said on Sunday, but still vowed that Washington wou(...)

People by the partially frozen Azov Sea in the industrial city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine, which was fought over in 2014 by pro-Kyiv and pro-Moscow groups. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Volodya waits in the slush-filled forecourt of Mariupol station for passengers arriving on the overnight train from Kyiv. His taxi has just one workin(...)

On Monday at least three P-8 Poseidon aircraft were deployed by Britain’s RAF in operations along Irish shores.  Photograph: iStock

British anti-submarine aircraft have been operating off the west coast of Ireland with increased frequency ahead of Russian live-fire naval exercises (...)

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