The man was picked up at a Dutch airport.
A suspected Russian spy who was uncovered trying to infiltrate the International Criminal Court studied Political Science in Ireland.
The Independent.ie have reported that the man at the centre of the international scandal spent four years as a student in Dublin.
Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov was picked up at a Dutch airport after attempting to use a false identity to infiltrate the Court which is investigating accusations of war crimes in Ukraine.
The Russian operative is accused of posing as a Brazilian national to steal secrets from the court and bring them back to Russia.
It's also emerged that the man who went by the alias Victor Muller Ferreira, attended Trinity College for four years between 2014-2018.
Mr Cherkasov graduated with a first class honours from his Political Science and Quantitative Methods of Research course in November 2018 with photos online showing him receiving his degree.
Trinity College Dublin said it could not comment on the matter due to GDPR regulations.