Kevin O’Malley, Missouri lawyer, nominee for US ambassador to Ireland, with Missouri senator Claire McCaskill at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the US today. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

President Obama’s nominee for US ambassador to Ireland said he doesn’t expect any dramatic change in the Irish programme of economic austerity, but sa(...)

Nowhere has the impact of recession been more keenly felt in than in the high numbers of Irish households where no one is working. Nearly one quarter (...)

Leadership candidate: Joan Burton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘The leader’s role in election victories and defeats is greatly exaggerated,” says Archie Brown. “In a very, very tight contest the relative popularit(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Letters written by the late Jackie Kennedy, wife of assassinated US president John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest have been withdrawn from sale. Photograph: Sheppard’s Irish Auction House 2:48

Letters written by the late Jackie Kennedy, wife of assassinated US president John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest have been withdrawn from sale.In a st(...)

Owen Felix O Neill leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action involving Philip Sheppard, of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House in Durrow, Co Laois. Photograph: Collins

An expert on rare books has handed into the Commercial Court copies made by him of the entire collection of letters written by the late Jackie Kenn(...)

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(...)

On holiday: Jackie Kennedy with her children Caroline and John jnr in Woodstown, near Waterford, in June 1967. Photograph: Ray Bellisario/Popperfoto/Getty

Auctioneers of historical artefacts, like anglers, are always hoping to land the big one: a chair Queen Victoria may have sat on, a gun fired by Micha(...)

Clint Hill:  “She obviously trusted this individual a great deal because, in reading what I have seen so far, she really opened up, which was a little bit unusual from my experience,” he told NBC News

Jackie Kennedy’s personal bodyguard during her time at the White House has described the publication of extracts from her private letters to a conf(...)