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Pig Import Ban into Russia

February 3, 2014 Comments off

by Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been informed by the European Commission that the Russian Federation has banned the import of pigs, pork and reproductive material certified from the EU after the 26th of January 2014.  The ban follows the discovery of cases of African swine flu in Lithuania.

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Russia: All Carry-on Liquids and Food Banned on Flights

January 13, 2014 Comments off

by Alan Phelan

Russia has banned all carry-on liquids and food on domestic and international flights originating in Russia until 21 March as a security precaution before and after the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The new regulations ban all carry-on liquids, regardless of amount, including personal hygiene items, cosmetics, medicines, sprays, gels and also covers packaged food and baby food items.

Medication that is required to be taken during the flight, as well as baby food, could be allowed on-board in carry-on baggage in certain situations; provided that they have passed through security control and been checked using the necessary equipment.

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Lunch with Irish Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Eoin O’Leary: Highlights.

December 5, 2013 Comments off

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Lunch with Irish Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Eoin O’Leary

December 5, 2013 Comments off

Dear IRBA Members & Friends,

The Ireland Russia Business Association is delighted to invite you to a special business lunch and networking event which will be attended by the newly appointed Irish Ambassador to the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Eoin O’Leary.

About the Ambassador:

Eoin O’Leary took up his role as the new Irish Ambassador to the Russian Federation in September 2013 having previously worked as the Head of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the OSCE in Austria. Before that Mr O’Leary was Assistant Secretary (Director General) in the European and International Affairs Division at the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister’s Office). In that post he played a key role in the management of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, in the handling of the negotiations on the European Constitution. Mr O’Leary also served as Principal Officer in the Economic and Social Policy Division and Assistant Principal Officer in the European and International Affairs Division of the Department of the Taoiseach. Prior to that he worked in the Irish Department of the Environment and the Irish Department of Finance. Mr. O’Leary was a teacher for six years.  He is also a Barrister at Law.

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Ryanair: from Ireland to Russia

December 2, 2013 Comments off

by The Irish Times

Ryanair has been granted permission to fly to destinations in Russia from March next year by the country’s aviation authority. The Federal Air Transport Agency, known as Rosaviatsia, will allow the airline to start regular flights on routes from Dublin to Moscow and St Petersburg. Read more…

Major Opportunities for Irish Companies in the Aviation Sector

December 2, 2013 Comments off

by Press Office, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Minister of State for Commuter and Public Transport, Mr. Alan Kelly T.D., is today (Monday 7 October 2013) leading an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Russia, focussed on the aviation sector and the growing opportunities for Irish companies in this major market.

The trade mission, which is based in Moscow and has been organised with the support of the Irish embassy in Russia, includes 20 best-in-class Irish companies from the aviation sector. Russia has become a key export market over the past two years for many of these companies and the mission is aimed at reinforcing the broad range of products and services they offer to Russian airlines and aviation buyers.

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Education – Higher Education in the Spotlight

December 2, 2013 Comments off

by Marie O’Flynn

This article explores the relationship between Ireland and Russia within an overall economic context and in particular it explores the significant efforts being taken within the higher education sector to benchmark their institutions globally. The Ireland Russia Business Association (an IEA subsidiary) held a seminar in Dublin in June 2012.  John Whelan, the then chief executive of the Exporters Association said; ‘’The Ireland – Russia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) was set-up to drive the development of the trade between the countries, which reflected the fact that Russia is a strategic European growth market for the Irish companies.”

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