Michael Harding’s latest book is called Hanging With the Elephant.

The Irish Times columnist has written a new book Hanging With The Elephant

Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland said ‘the warm welcome and the craic’ makes Dublin  such  a popular place with overseas visitors. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish capital praised for having ‘some of the friendliest people in the world’

John Redmond, who was the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 until his death in 1918, remains a controversial figure in Irish history

Predecessor John Bruton ‘very glad’ a ‘hundred-year omission’ will be ended

Professor Ronan Fanning said ‘British failures were responsible for violence and the triumph of violence in Ireland’. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Ronan Fanning said British government’s inept behaviour encouraged violence

The Woodenbridge World War One Memorial Garden in Co Wicklow was opened today. The memorial commemorates the 1,200  men from all areas of County Wicklow who died in the First World War. Photograph: Jack McManus

Minister for Foreign Affairs says Woodenbridge speech misunderstood

Bono’s childhood home: No 10, Cedarwood Road in Glasnevin, Dublin

New album sparks renewed interest in the ‘war zone’ Dublin street where U2 singer grew up

The Woodenbridge World War One Memorial Garden in Co Wicklow which formally opens today. The memorial commemorates the 1,200 approx men from all areas of County Wicklow who died in the First World War. Photograph: Jack McManus

Memorial to the 1,192 dead is near the site of John Redmond’s Woodenbridge speech

Martin and Violet Coyne arriving at the Four Courts after being evicted from their home in Carpenterstown, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin and Violet Coyne ordered to vacate rented house by court order

Scotland’s deputy first Minister Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister Alex Salmond and former deputy leader of the SNP Jim Sillars campaign with activists in Piershill Square, Edinburgh today. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

First Minister endorses comments that EU must accept independent Scotland

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