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Larry Kelly at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan on July 14th. Larry got the virus just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind him but the wreckage is not. Photograph: Heather Sten/The New York Times

On Saturday, March 28th, Dawn Kelly got the phone call summoning her to the hospital to say goodbye to her husband, Larry. A palliative care social wo(...)

Former US ambassador to the Republic Jean Kennedy Smith pictured in 2014. File photograph: Ron Sachs/EPA

Jean Kennedy Smith, a sister of the Kennedy clan who as the US ambassador to the Republic in the 1990s helped pave the way for a formal agreement to e(...)

  The 1999  Ryder Cup  ended in controversy when  the USA  team, their wives and an  NBC cameraman ran  onto the 17th green after Justin Leonard of the US holed out even though Jose Maria Olazabel still had a putt to halve the hole. Photograph: Getty Images

“I look upon the Royal and Ancient game as being a powerful force that influences the best things in humanity. I trust that the effect of this match w(...)

Sarah Treasa Clancy 1908-2016. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Ireland’s oldest citizen, Sarah Clancy, passed away this morning (Tuesday, December 27). She was 108. The woman from Sruthán, An Cheathrú Rua in Con(...)