John Michael McDonagh:   said  his comments had been “wilfully misrepresented by a small section of the Dublin media with an axe to grind”.

Controversial director also criticised for ‘disrespectful’ comments about Irish film industry

The rededication ceremony at Deansgrange.  Cemetery supervisor John McCann said the graves had been designed not to stand out as denoting military service in the war. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ceremony remembers 63 men who fought in first World War

Queen enjoying the high life in the 1970s. Freddie Mercury is second from the left. Photograph: PA Wire

‘Queen Forever’ to include ballad recorded with Michael Jackson in early 1980s

Bono on his critics: “They’re the haters; we’re the lovers. We’re never going to agree. People who would not normally be exposed to our music have got a chance to listen to it.  File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

U2 singer claims ‘real deliberate misunderstanding of this relationship with Apple’

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

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