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Image of the week: Clipper crazy “Where do you want to go today?” Two decades ago, Microsoft used to ask Windows users this question all the ti(...)

Jackie Kennedy

For thirty years before her death in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis gave no interviews, withheld cooperation from all biographers and refused to (...)

Everywhere you look, the Clintons rule: Chelsea Clinton and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton take part in a No Ceilings Conversation at Lower Eastside Girls’ Club in New York. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

The First Family is all over the news, discussing the management of the economy, income inequality, raising the minimum wage, the vicissitudes of pres(...)

A handout picture provided by the Sea Shepherd Conservation organization shows the selection process of dolphins, during the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan today. Photograph: EPA

In an unusual move, US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has expressed deep concern over the traditional dolphin hunt in western Japan, where local(...)

Enda Kenny meets US vice-president Joe Biden and US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy

A beautiful Japanese garden on a sunny December day in Tokyo. The maples glow, still in their autumn finery, throwing shapes in dramatic shades of red(...)

A pre-Christmas auction in aid of cancer charities takes place tomorrow, December 1st, at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin. The org(...)

Kiley Kennedy and Grace Kennedy Allen unveil a bust of Ted Kennedy, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Jean Kennedy Smithy and Caroline Kennedy, at the opening of the Kennedy homestead and visitor centre. Photograph: Eric Luke

For a while on a bright Saturday afternoon in Dunganstown, the stars were out and shone brightly. The stars were the ordinary people of this corner of(...)

Shop owner Mary Finn with street entertainer Kevin McCorrormack in New Ross today. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

For one day only: South Street in New Ross town is Main Street U S of A.“Come here to me,” says a man strolling along through the bunting and American(...)

 Caroline Kennedy, only surviving daughter of former US President John F Kennedy,  launching the JFK Homecoming multimedia exhibition at the National Library of Ireland yesterday.  Photograph: Alan Betson

President John F Kennedy promised to return to Ireland during his euphoric homecoming visit in 1963. Felled by an assassin’s bullet later that year, h(...)

JFK ‘eternal flame’ arrives in Dublin

An eternal flame taken from the grave of former US president John F Kennedy arrived into Dublin airport today ahead of the 50th anniversary of his vis(...)