Nearly 48,000 Ukrainian refugees came to Ireland since start of war, CSO

The number of Ukrainians arriving in Ireland jumped by 3,300 in the last three weeks, data shows. Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Friday show that a total of 47,962 people from Ukraine have sought refuge in Ireland since the outbreak of the war. In accordance with the Temporary Protection Directive, 47,962 … Read more

Ukraine Crisis: Minister Joe O’Brien meets with Community Workers and volunteers

Minister of State for Communities and Charities, Joe O’Brien TD, visited Blanchardstown and Tallaght to see first-hand the work being done by the community and voluntary sector to welcome new arrivals from Ukraine. In Blanchardstown, Empower, a local development company has welcomed over 200 families and provided them with services such as English language classes, … Read more

Russia Sees ‘Progress’ at Conflict Talks With Ukraine

Russia said Sunday that negotiators were making headway at talks to resolve fighting in Ukraine, more than two weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered his army over the borders of its pro-Western neighbor. Leonid Slutsky, a senior member of Russia’s negotiating team, told the state-run television network RT that “significant progress” was made following several … Read more

‘I stay strong for mom’: Irish medical student in Ukraine stays positive with routine and calls home

An Irish Medical student stuck in a Ukrainian city 50 kilometers from the Russian border says conversations with family at home keep her calm amid ongoing fighting. Racheal Diyaolu from Carlow is sheltering in student accommodation in the city of Sumy, while Ukraine’s army battles to prevent Russian forces from capturing the city. The 19-year-old … Read more

Indian Student Killed In Russian Shelling In Ukraine’s Kharkiv

An Indian student has been killed in shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, the foreign ministry said as it urged Russia and Ukraine to secure safe passage for thousands of citizens stranded in the middle of a war. 21-year-old Naveen Shekharappa, a final-year medical student from Karnataka’s Haveri, died when Russian soldiers blew up a … Read more

Indian girl refuses to leave Ukraine to take care of Landlord’s Family

At a time when hundreds of thousands of people are trying to flee war-torn Ukraine, and are making desperate attempts to cross over to other countries for refuge, a medical student from India in Ukraine has refused to leave Ukraine because she does not want to leave her house owner’s family alone amid an invasion by … Read more

Russia-Ukraine talks to begin Today morning

Talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will begin in the morning on Monday, TASS news agency reported. “It is not a postponement. The meeting will begin in the morning. The reason is the Ukrainian delegation’s logistics,” the TASS source said. Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, who leads the Russian delegation to the talks, said … Read more

Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled amid Russian invasion, says UN

The UN refugee agency said on Saturday that nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighboring countries in the wake of a Russian invasion. The number was going up fast as Ukrainians grabbed their belongings and rushed to escape from a deadly Russian onslaught on their nation, including an attempt to take the … Read more

Visa requirements for Ukrainians lifted with immediate effect: Minister Helen McEntee

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has welcomed the announcement that all visa requirements between Ireland and Ukraine will be lifted with immediate effect.  Commenting today, Brian Killoran, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland said: “Like everyone, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has watched the unfolding of events in Ukraine with dismay and concern … Read more

“I am here. We will not lay down any weapons.” Zelenskyy rejects rumours of surrender as street fighting begins in Kyiv

As invading Russian forces stormed toward Ukraine’s capital Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to dispel rumours that he had called upon the army to lay down arms. “This is our land, our country, our children. And we will defend all of that,” he said in a short video. After Ukrainian forces said they had repulsed … Read more

Minister Paschal Donohoe supports EU sanctions in response to situation in Ukraine

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance expressed his support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity following the Russian attack on Ukraine earlier today. The Minister supports the initial round of sanctions approved by the EU yesterday. Some of these measures are targeted at the financial sector and include asset freezes and travel bans on specified individuals … Read more

Putin will be held accountable for ‘outrageous invasion’ – Micheál Martin

Russia’s attack on Ukraine “is an outrageous and moral breach of the most fundamental principles of international law,” the Taoiseach has said. In a special televised address, Micheál Martin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions on Ukraine are “immoral and totally beyond comprehension”. He warned that sanctions on Russia “will hit hard and will … Read more

Russian forces invade Ukraine with strikes on major cities

Russian forces fired missiles at several cities in Ukraine and landed troops on its coast on Thursday, officials and media said, after President Vladimir Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east. Shortly after Putin spoke in a televised address on Russian state TV, explosions could be heard in the pre-dawn … Read more