Revealed: Ireland’s Saudi ties in spotlight after journalist’s slaughter

Millions in military goods sent to kingdom; Dublin stock exchange becomes major hub for Riyadh

Mohammed bin Salman

Figures compiled by The Sunday Business Post show how military equipment and financial products are deepening trade ties between Ireland and Saudi Arabia, which ministers have described as the state’s “best strategic partner in the region”.

That position was outlined by former minister for foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan in a visit to the kingdom in 2016, and this weekend Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney refused to say whether the government ...