Alan Murphy: earned his corn as one of the country’s top property lawyers during the glory years

Alan Murphy has been “elected” for a third term as managing partner of Eversheds, a Dublin law firm with designs on the city’s top tier of legal eagl(...)

Mourners place flowers  at the grave of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery after his funeral on March 3rd, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images 1:28

Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery on Tuesday after an emotional funeral ceremony where thousands(...)

 A destroyed building  after heavy fighting in the town of Uglegorsk. The United Nations found that more than 6,000 people have been killed since the war in Ukraine started last April. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin will never bow to western pressure to change tack on Ukraine, the Kremlin has said, as the United Nations lamented th(...)

What the victims of a long series of Russian political assassinations, journalists, political/human rights activists, a former secret service agent ..(...)

A portrait of murdered Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov among  tributes in his memory at the site of his killing in central Moscow. His girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot him as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA. 1:33

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot (...)

Tens of thousands of people marching in Moscow in memory of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin. The captions read “Those bullets for everyone of us, heroes never die”. Photograph: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin 1:38

In the summer of 1994 Boris Nemtsov was a frequent telephone caller to our house in Washington DC as his 10-year-old daughter Zhanna was staying with (...)

People carry Russian national flags during a march in Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday close to the Kremlin. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP 1:38

It would take nerves of steel to conduct a Mafia style killing on the bridge near the heavily guarded Moscow Kremlin where a gunman shot dead Boris Ne(...)

Thousands  march to commemorate Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night, in central Moscow on Sunday. The crowd hold placards declaring ‘I am not afraid’. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Tens of thousands of people marched through Moscow on Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition politician who was shot dead on Friday nig(...)

Russia’s opposition supporters march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Photgraph: Getty Images

Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid”, thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murd(...)

Taavi Roivas of the Reform Party which has 29.2 per cent of the vote with more than two-thirds of the votes counted.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Estonia’s ruling centre-right party took the lead after an election on Sunday overshadowed by fears that neighbouring Russia might interfere in the sm(...)