All Hallows College:  The former seminary, now a third-level college, is on the verge of closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrnew

They were once more powerful than cabinet ministers but this week their portraits sold for a few thousand euro in an auction of religious art. Painti(...)

In the summer of 1955, Jackie Kennedy and her husband visited Ireland and went to the races at the Curragh. She later recalled the drive down from (...)

Fr Gerard Creedon, a long-time friend of the American political dynasty, referring to Jackie Kennedy’s letters said: “She was a very private person. I am sure she would have wanted to have her privacy respected.” Photograph: AP

The widow of Robert F Kennedy believes the letters written by Jackie Kennedy to a Dublin priest could be destroyed to end the controversy about the pr(...)

Some 14 ecclesiastical paintings and 17 books are to be auctioned by Sheppards. Above:  Portrait of Archbishop William Walsh, 1841-1921, oil on canvas, by Leo Whelan

Art and rare books from All Hallows College, the former Catholic seminary in Drumcondra, Dublin, are to be auctioned next month. Some 14 ecclesiastica(...)

Rory Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning documentary film-maker and youngest daughter of Senator Bobby and Ethel Kennedy. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22.

Some of the collection of letters written by Jackie Kennedy to an elderly Irish priest – recently withdrawn from auction – should be handed back to th(...)

Jackie Kennedy horse riding during a visit to Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

In August 1950, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier visited Dublin and was shown around the city by a family friend, Fr Joseph Leonard. He secured an invita(...)

Jackie Kennedy with her children Caroline and John at Woodstown Co Waterford. Photograph: Colman Doyle /The National Photographic Archive

Jackie Kennedy was aware that her letters to Irish priest Fr Joseph Leonard had been kept by the All Hallows Seminary in Dublin after his death in 196(...)

Caroline Kennedy and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the Kennedy homestead and visitor centre at New Ross, Co Wexford, in June last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Jackie Kennedy’s letters to Irish priest Fr Joseph Leonard were not her only correspondence with Ireland. It has emerged that she also wrote to Joh(...)

The portrait of Msgr Patrick J Garvey, dated 1902, by American artist Thomas Eakins

In a case with parallels to that of the Jackie Kennedy letters, a Catholic seminary in the United States is facing opposition to its planned sale of (...)

A letter written to Jackie Kennedy by Father Leonard. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

An expert on rare books has consented to permanent orders restraining him representing himself as the owner or seller of letters between former US fir(...)