Oscar de la Renta (R), pictured with American Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (C), died yesterday at his home in Kent, Connecticut. He was 82. Photograph:   Jim McIsaac/Getty Images 1:45

Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Par(...)

Maria Callas ‘led a life that fostered sensationalist coverage’. Photograph: Ben Martin/The Life Images Collection/Getty Images

There’s definitely something about Maria. But that shouldn’t be a mystery. She was one of the greatest singers of her time, and led a life that fos(...)

Letters sent from Jackie Kennedy, the wife of late US president John F. Kennedy, to a Dublin priest have been returned to the Kennedy family. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images.

Letters sent to an Irish priest by Jackie Kennedy, the former US first lady, have been returned to the Kennedy family. The Catholic Vincentian Order i(...)

College president Fr Patrick McDevitt:  Shortly after his arrival an investigation of the college’s archive and library was begun to see what might be disposed of to raise funds.

Since the arrival of its new president, Fr Patrick McDevitt, towards the end of 2011 a concerted effort has been made at All Hallows College in Dublin(...)

She was one of the most famous women of the 20th century, instantly recognisable and the subject of endless speculation. But Jacqueline Kennedy has re(...)

Philip Sheppard of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House  in Durrow, Co Laois, with a letter dated October 1, 1964, from Jaqueline Kennedy to Fr Fagan at All Hallows College in Dublin in relation to Father Leonard’s death. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Sheppard’s Irish Auction House got a sneak preview yesterday of what is likely to befall Durrow in a month’s time.“CBS News on the line, Mr Sheppard,”(...)

Fr Joseph Leonard and Jackie Kennedy. Photograph supplied by Sheppard’s Irish Auction House 2:48

It was the most unlikely friendship – a beautiful , wealthy American student in Washington DC and an elderly Irish priest living in semi-retirement, m(...)

Jackie Kennedy

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

 A detail from the tapestry tribute to Seamus Heaney by Czech artist Peter Sís

If there is any substitute for love, it is memory – Jos Brodsky A s you tr(...)

Portrait of members of the Kennedy family, including Rose Kennedy (seated fourth from left), at their home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on the night after John F Kennedy won the 1960 US Presidential election,  November 9th, 1960. Photo: Getty Images

During the vast coverage last November of the 50th anniversary of the death of John F Kennedy, much attention focused on the behaviour of the p(...)