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(...)

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(...)

Three-year-old John F Kennedy Jr salutes his father’s casket in Washington on November 25th, 1963. Jackie Kennedyand daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president’s brothers  Edward Kennedy and attorney general Robert Kennedy. Photograph: AP

On the 50th anniversary of the death of US president John F Kennedy, assassination fascination cranks up again. As pictures across the media remind th(...)

Cars traveling on the road past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas then: ‘nut country’
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  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

“Dallas, the city that virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.” A Letter rece(...)

Joseph P Kennedy III is the only member of the Kennedy family currently holding political office in the US. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe

H e recalls sitting around the dinner table at his grandmother’s house listening to his aunts and uncles and older cousins debate the issues of(...)