The year 2014 in Irish salerooms will be remembered for what might have been as the two most keenly anticipated auctions never actually happened. The (...)

The Georgian Drumcondra House at the centre of All Hallows College. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

All Hallows College in Dublin’s Drumcondra, owned by a trust*, is for sale for over €14 million. However its board is open to buying the 6.74 hectare (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

All Hallows College. The college authorities believe items missing from the college are valued in the thousands rather than millions

Authorities at All Hallows College in Dublin insist they believe items missing from the college are valued in the thousands rather than millions. (...)

 All Hallows College, Dublin: valuer and expert in rare books Owen Felix O’Neill claimed last night the loss to the college amounted to “quite a few million.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí have been called in at All Hallows College, Dublin following the discovery that several very valuable items have gone missing. Fr Patric(...)

The letters between Fr Leonard and Jackie  Kennedy were withdrawn from auction on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Relations between the Kennedy family, the Vincentian congregation and All Hallows College in Dublin were “absolutely cordial”, with all hoping the fut(...)

Fr Joseph Leonard, Fr William Purcell and future US president John F Kennedy at All Hallows College in September 1955. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It might seem a bit of a stretch to describe them both as original literary creation but, in copyright law, a scribbled note to the milkman enjoys muc(...)

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(...)