US president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy on their wedding anniversary in the White House on March 4th, 1985. Photograph: Reuters

On Friday, June 6th, 1986, The Irish Times printed a profile of first lady Nancy Reagan. It was headlined, The woman Ronald Reagan calls Mommie. In (...)

Cars traveling  past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza  this month. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas Now: Trying to Forget
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

Everyone who visits me in Dallas wants to check out the place I’ve come to take for granted. “Can we go see the Grassy Knoll?” I already see it severa(...)

What's another year?
  • Books
  • February 26, 2013, 12:50

James T Patterson, author of this elegantly written and finely nuanced work on the US in the 1960s, is clearly no fan of Philip Larkin, or he w(...)