In a word

It may seem odd on the second last day of the ninth month (which is really the seventh) to write about the fifth of the 10th month (though it’s really(...)

Jackie Kennedy in Waterford, 1967. Her friend  Richard Cushing was criticised for defending her marriage to Aristotle Onassis the following year. Photograph: Colman Doyle /The National Photographic Archive

The revelation that Jacqueline Kennedy carried on a long, candid correspondence with an Irish priest is consistent with her preference for clerical co(...)

Marine Patrick (‘Bob) Gallagher from Ballyhaunis Co Mayo who won the Navy Cross for bravery, believed to be highest medal awarded an Irishman on US service in Vietnam, where he was killed in 1967

An online campaign is under way to have a US Navy destroyer named in 2017 after a young Mayoman who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. It would mar(...)

The eternal flame from John F Kennedy’s grave is delivered by Jean Kennedy Smith and Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the port of New Ross in Co Wexford on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Members of the Kennedy family have made a last-minute change to their travel plans to commemorate one of the most memorable moments from the JFK visit(...)

John F Kennedy showed grace under fire throughout his time in the White House

Popular culture often provides a good barometer of where reputation stands. John F Kennedy, it seems, is a case of mercury falling.In the recent NBC T(...)

Joe Kennedy III greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny

It was 53 years ago, but Cliff Scott remembers it like it was yesterday. He was just a boy, and the young, dashing US senator whom everybody called Ja(...)