The grave of Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer who was jailed as he tried to expose a huge government tax fraud and died four years ago in a Russian prison after being denied proper medical care, in Moscow. Photograph: James Hill/the New York Times

The courtroom cage stood empty yesterday as a Moscow judge found the late whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky and his London-based employer guilty of tax e(...)

Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, who died in a Russian jail after uncovering fraud among state officials

It is rare the joint Oireachtas committee on foreign affairs and trade hits international headlines but that is just what happened in the last (...)

The pressure being exerted by Russia “must be met by a solid and united EU stand”, said Guy Verhofstadt, head of the European Parliament’s liberal group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Russian “blackmailing”of Ireland over plans for a law sanctioning officials involved in the death of a lawyer there is “unacceptable” an(...)

An amendment is also to be proposed by Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan (pictured) which drops references to such sanctions such as asset freezes and visa bans

A “spectacular attack” has been launched on Irish democracy by Russia over attempts to get a law dropped which would sanction officials respons(...)