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# Sanctions

Last year
# Security
Lebedev says his father was KGB officer but he is 'not some agent of Russia'
A security assessment reportedly saying the media mogul posed a national security risk was allegedly withdrawn after Boris Johnson intervened.
# Sanctions
Chelsea could be allowed to resume selling tickets by donating profits as aid
The Stamford Bridge club has been blocked from selling tickets from 10 March.
# Ukraine
Billionaire Russian owner of Co Limerick aluminium plant named on UK sanctions list
Auginish Alumina employs 450 people in the Askeaton area of Co Limerick.
# Sanctions
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sanctioned by UK government and has assets frozen
Abramovich has been hit with an assets freeze and travel ban as part of new UK government sanctions.
# Target
Everton-linked Russian billionaire Usmanov sanctioned over Ukraine invasion
Alisher Usmanov and Igor Shuvalov were being sanctioned after the move was signed off by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the PA news agency understands.
# Sanctions
Danish shipping giant Maersk to stop taking new non-essential orders to and from Russia
The company said it would stop the orders due to sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Morning Memo: Western sanctions heap pressure on Russian banks
Russia’s currency has depreciated rapidly in the past few days of trade.
# Sanctions
Russia, Belarus suspended by World Rugby 'until further notice'
The world governing body has announced “full and immediate” sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
SWIFT exclusion the most 'disruptive sanction' against Russia
Swift is a discreet but important cog in the machinery of international finance.
# Sanctions
France intercepts Russian ship in the English Channel
The interception was triggered by financial sanctions levied days ago against Russia.
# Sanctions
Biden unveils 'severe' economic sanctions to make Putin a 'pariah on international stage'
The US President conceded there was a lack of Western unity for enacting an even tougher measure.
# Explainer
Russian invasion of Ukraine: Here are the main points to know
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant this evening after a battle with Ukraine’s defence.
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant this evening after a battle with Ukraine's defence
Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs is urging Irish citizens in Ukraine to shelter in place or leave the country if they can safely
US President Joe Biden has announced further sanctions against Russia.
# Sanctions
Russia faces 'unprecedented isolation' over Ukraine invasion, EU says
The international community has been quick to urge Putin to step back from the war.
# response
Coveney summons Russian ambassador to express Ireland's 'strong views' on actions in Ukraine
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says that Russia is in “severe breach” of international law.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says that Russia is in "severe breach" of international law.
Amid claims the IFSC was being used as a "funnel" for Russian money, Coveney says Ireland will enforce EU sanctions.
The Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov has previously said that EU sanctions will result in a 'proportionate' response from Moscow.
Fears of invasion mount as separatist leaders ask for Russia's help against Ukraine 'aggression'
US sanctions Russia for 'beginning' invasion of Ukraine
# Sanctions
Explainer: What sanctions against Russia have been announced and will they make any difference?
A slew of sanctions were announced in recent days, but they may not have even put a dent in President Putin’s plans, Dr Andrew Cottey said.
# Sanctions
Taoiseach condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine breakaway regions
He described today’s announcement as a breach of international law.
# Sanctions
Ministers who breach 'cooling-off' period before lobbying could soon be fined €25k
There was controversy over Michael D’Arcy taking up a top job in the Association of Investment Managers.
# ukraine crisis
Biden warns Putin Ukraine attack would bring 'severe costs'
A Russian diplomat said Moscow “doesn’t give a s**t” about the risk of Western sanctions if it were to invade Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Russia says it wants 'respectful' ties with US
The move is part of efforts to deter Moscow from invading Ukraine.
# Kremlin
Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine “remains imminent”.
The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine
Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated
Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
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# Sanctions
US imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs
The Biden administration is targeting biotech and surveillance firms and government entities for Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.
# simultaneous sanctions
US, EU, Britain and Canada hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions
Britain said it had imposed sanctions ‘on eight Belarusian individuals responsible for repression and human rights violations’.
# Russia
US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.
# Central Bank
Regulator to pursue former Permanent TSB executive in first individual tracker mortgage probe
The bank reached a €21 million settlement with the Central Bank in 2019 in respect of 42 regulatory breaches.
# ECJ v. Poland
Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'
Poland’s Prime Minister said the country ‘would not act under the pressure of blackmail’
# Afghanistan
Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue
The Taliban have declared an Islamic emirate governed under the movement’s hardline interpretation of religious law.
# Sanctions
Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.
# Minsk
Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and credit offers cancelled
Belarusian TV yesterday broadcast a video of Roman Protasevich “confessing” to charges of organising mass unrest.
# Sanctions
EU leaders agree range of sanctions on Belarus over arrest of journalist, including air space ban for Belarusian flights
The sanctions were agreed at an EU meeting in Brussels this evening.
# Sanctions
China 'throwing toys out the pram' by sanctioning individual barristers, says Bar of Ireland
Bar Council chair Maura McNally is concerned about the growing rate at which China has targeted individuals.
# White House
US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.
# Uighur Muslims
China hits back after Britain imposes sanctions over treatment of people in Xinjiang
Beijing said in a statement the move by Dominic Raab was ‘based on nothing but lies and disinformation’.
# Navalny
US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions
This is Biden’s first major actiona gainst Russia during his presidency.
# Sanctions
Iran ‘may pursue nuclear weapon if sanctions persist’
A 1990s fatwa, or religious edict, by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.
# South Africa
Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions
Mandela was deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and was negotiating an end to the apartheid regime.
# mike pompeo
Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions
Security council members say Washington lost the legal ability to invoke the measure after the US withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal.
# Belarus
European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus
Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.
# slap on the wrist
'I have no intention of making a habit of this': Neasa Hourigan plans to stay in the Green Party after being sanctioned
It follows a vote from the parliamentary party overnight.
# Sanctions
There was a major drop in the concussion rate at the Rugby World Cup
The game’s governing body is encouraged by the promising signs from the tournament in Japan.
# Sanctions
Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran as it pins blame for Ukrainian airline disaster
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level US official to point the finger at Iran today.