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
Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# russia ukraine invasion

This year
Zelenksyy calls out Arab leaders for supporting Russia after Assad's return to the Arab League
This meeting marks the return of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – a staunch Russian ally.
Last year
Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
Noel Curran said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion that Russia couldn’t be allowed take part this year.
Noel Curran, a former head of RTÉ, said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine that Russia couldn't be allowed take part in Eurovision.
He wouldn't be drawn on where the contest might be staged next year if Ukraine - overwhelming favourites in Turin - take the top prize.
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar
Over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since Russia launched its invasion almost a month ago.
Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.