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# Sanctions

Last month
May 2023
# Whiskey
Jameson ceases exports to Russia after growing criticism
A senator called for the whiskey’s parent company to be added to the EU sanctions list while Ukraine’s Ambassador to Ireland demanded a boycott of Jameson.
# High Court
High Court bid to wind up Russian owned leasing companies adjourned to the end of May
If the application is successful and a liquidator appointed to the firms, it would be the largest winding up in the history of the Irish State.
# South Africa
US accuses South Africa of providing weapons to Russia
South Africa which denies the allegation, has refused to condemn the invasion of Ukraine.
This year
One year on, the international operation to demolish the Kinahan gang continues step by step
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The sanctions and reward were launched in an event at Dublin Castle last year.
# Sanctions
EU agrees tenth package of Russian sanctions on first anniversary of invasion
Poland had slowed down agreement on the latest sanctions because Warsaw had viewed them as ‘too soft’.
# Sanctions
Wexford club hit with 48-week player bans after Parnell Park brawl
The club will also be banned from Leinster competition the next time they qualify.
Last year
# blacklisting
EU agrees fresh sanctions on Russia over Ukraine war
Approval of the package was held up by coastal countries including Belgium and the Netherlands
# Test Yourself
Quiz: Do you know these famous bans?
Put yourself to the test with our quiz.
# Sanctions
Politicians confirm they're on Russia's travel ban list as Taoiseach calls move 'classic diversion'
Minister Simon Coveney said the sanctions were “an attempt to unsettle Ireland and our political system”.
# not Russian over
Government reiterates support for Ukraine despite Russian entry ban
TDs also issued new calls for the Russian Ambassador, Yuri Filatov, to be expelled.
# Sanctions
Russia bans Taoiseach, Tánaiste and 50 other Irish representatives from entering the country
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued an entry ban on three ministers and dozens of members of the Oireachtas
# Mahsa Amini
Iran vows 'immediate' response to new EU sanctions following Mahsa Amini's death
EU foreign ministers met today to adopt sanctions on Iran, including on the morality police in whose custody Amini died.
# Sanctions
EU imposes fresh sanctions on Russia over annexation of four Ukrainian regions
It is the eighth package of sanctions the EU has adopted against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine in February.
# Sanctions
Russia bans Ben Stiller, Sean Penn from country for their Ukraine support
The actors are banned from entering Russia “on a permanent basis”, the Russian foreign ministry said.
# Sanctions
Russia retaliates against western media after EU court upholds ban on RT
The court found RT broadcast pro-war propaganda.
# Ukraine
EU's foreign affairs chief says Europe must not tire in battle against Russia
The EU’s representative for Foreign Affairs said that standing up to Putin was a “test of our resilience”.
# Ukraine
EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant
More Russian figures could be placed on the EU’s blacklist.
# gaspolitik
Germany raises gas alert level after Russia cuts supply
Russia has denied that the decrease in supply was a political move.
# Moscow
Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.
# Sanctions
Sanctioned Russian oligarch’s megayacht hides in a UAE creek
The 387ft Motor Yacht A’s presence in a Ras al-Khaimah creek shows the UAE’s neutrality during Russia’s war on Ukraine.
# Fuel Prices
Taoiseach warns of ‘rocky’ times ahead after EU bans most Russian oil and gas
Micheál Martin said it will be “challenging” for consumers as the EU weans itself off Russian fossil fuels.
# Sanctions
Explainer: What will the EU agreement to ban Russian oil mean for member states?
The move will cut around 90% of oil imports from Russia to the EU.
# Brussels
EU agrees ban on more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports
The EU has already slapped five rounds of sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
# Sanctions
Russian airlines hit with new sanctions as UK targets Putin’s economy
The move will prevent three Russian airlines from selling off landing slots at UK airports.
# Putin
Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.
# Bryan MacDonald
Irish journalist named in new UK sanctions package over role in Russian media
The latest British sanctions target journalists, politicians, media companies and others.
# European Union
EU leader outlines plan for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions
Minister Eamon Ryan said that the proposed embargo would likely impact Ireland the least among other EU countries.
# Sanctions
Fears raised that Abramovich could jeopardise Chelsea sale
The billionaire could insist on his £1.5billion loan being repaid.
# EU Sanctions
Russian ships will be banned from Irish ports from Saturday
There are a range of exceptions including for humanitarian purposes and the transport of various fossil fuels.
# Brussels
Consensus proving difficult as EU discusses fresh sanctions on Russia
Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said banning Russian oil was “very difficult for some member states”.
# Sanctions
EU to discuss sixth round of sanctions on Russia
The fifth round of sanctions, imposed since Friday, include a ban on Russian coal imports into the EU.
# new sanctions
New sanctions placed on Russia by US and UK ahead of UN Human Rights Council vote
Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for the “toughest sanctions” to be placed on Russia by the EU.
# Ukraine
EU looking to add two of Putin's daughters to sanctions blacklist
The US has announced it is to sanction Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova.
# Ukraine
People Before Profit TDs didn't clap Zelenskyy's speech in protest over sanctions
“We can’t applaud calls for more sanctions which are hurting ordinary Russians and only bolstering the Putin regime at home.”
# Ukraine
MEP Clare Daly criticises EU sanctions on Russia in European Parliament speech
Daly has previously voted against a resolution to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Invasion
US and EU preparing more sanctions on Russia after Bucha killings
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy likened Russia’s actions to Nazi atrocities yesterday.
# oligarchs
Superyacht worth over €100 million and owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin seized by US
The Tango is a 254-foot vessel carrying a Cook Islands flag, a Civil Guard source said.
# Weapons
US seeks tighter UN sanctions after North Korea missile test
North Korea appeared to test-fire its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile to date this week.
# Sanctions
Football Australia fine Socceroos coach over dog-walking Covid-19 breach
Graham Arnold has apologised for his ‘error of judgement’.
# Russia
EU imposes sanctions on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich
Officials said the oligarch had “privileged access” to Vladimir Putin, and this connection “helped him maintain his considerable wealth”.