The Irish Embassy in Ukraine has reopened for the first time since the invasion of Russian troops into the country.
Since February, the Embassy staff has been working remotely.
This week marks six months since the start of the Russian invasion of the country, which has cost thousands of lives.
Speaking about the re-opening, Minister Simon Coveney said "as the Embassy resumes its operations on the ground in Kyiv, the team’s key priority will be renewing and building their network of contacts with Ukrainian government officials to better inform Ireland’s provision of support and assistance to the government and people of Ukraine."
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it continues to monitor the situation in Ukraine, while it continues to "strongly advice against all travel to Ukraine, for any purpose."