Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

Poll: Should Ireland expel Russian diplomats?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is going to announce the Irish government’s position later today.

Russian President Vladimir Putin looking despondent.
Russian President Vladimir Putin looking despondent.
Image: Getty Images

THE IRISH GOVERNMENT is to decide later today whether to expel Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on British soil last month.

The UK has blamed the Kremlin for the poisoning, which was done using a nerve agent, and expelled 23 Russian diplomats. Russia denied its involvement in the incident and called the ousting of its representatives “absolutely irresponsible”.

The US, France, Germany and Ireland have supported the UK’s decision; yesterday, the US and European Union responded by ousting its own Russian diplomats.

So should we do the same? Should Ireland expel Russian diplomats?


Poll Results:

No (9477)
Yes (5765)
I don't know (1322)



Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (381)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel