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Imports from Russia doubled to €80m in March despite sanctions

Fuel oil and fertiliser account for the majority of goods brought in during month after Ukraine invasion

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A container ship arrives into Dublin Port. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A container ship arrives into Dublin Port. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Russia, along with Ukraine and Belarus is a major exporter of fertiliser

Russia, along with Ukraine and Belarus is a major exporter of fertiliser

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A container ship arrives into Dublin Port. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland spent twice as much on Russian imports in March this year compared with the same time in 2021 even as troops marched into Ukraine and sanctions were imposed .

Imports of Russian oil, animal feed and fertilisers boosted total imports to €81m in March compared with €48m in the same month last year, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).


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