John F Kennedy

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Limerick Racecourse closed to punters in 1999 after 130 years

The former Limerick racecourse is for sale at €12 million through joint agents Savills and Cushman & Wakefield. Located about 1.5km from the city(...)

Ross McQuade, left, Richard Henry, Conor Yorke and Padraig Fallon in O’Neill’s

Ten years ago I was a law student at UCD, and the city which had become my second home was about to be snatched away from under my feet. I wasn’t very(...)

“Market forecasts are particularly tricky. No one can see the future – the world is inherently uncertain and surprising things will happen.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

“Forecasting: the attempt to predict the unknowable by measuring the irrelevant; this task employs most people on Wall Street.” The words of Jason Zw(...)

Beto O’Rourke is fourth-generation Irish. His mother was the stepdaughter of Fred Korth, the secretary of the Navy under John F Kennedy. Photograph:   Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

My parents met in Toronto after emigrating from Ireland, and I am a first generation Canadian. I’ve always loved politics, but was especially intrigue(...)

John Hume’s wife Pat pictured in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere of ‘In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America’ last November. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Last Sunday, residents of the small town of Springfield, Massachusetts gathered for a screening of Maurice Fitzpatrick’s In the Name of Peace: John Hu(...)

Bridgehampton estate: it’s expected that new owners will demolish the main house and build a much larger home

Jean Kennedy Smith, the longest-surviving sibling of President John F Kennedy, is selling her holiday home in the swish Hamptons on Long Island, askin(...)

US president Donald Trump talks with a driver after handing out food  during a tour of Hurricane Florence recovery efforts in New Bern, North Carolina, US. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on Jeff Sessions, saying “I don’t have an attorney general”. Mr Trump told reporters he is “so sa(...)

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Vittorio Bianchini 1797-1880.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks it cannot have escaped your attention that Pope Francis is here, now, on an official v(...)

Méabh Ní Drisceoil, third secretary in the Irish embassy in Hungary,  meeting president of Hungary János Áder.

Is there more to being a diplomat than truly spoiling guests at the ambassadorial residence with pyramids of gold foil-wrapped chocolates? The Public(...)

Senator Robert F Kennedy shakes hands with the crowd on a street corner in Philadelphia on April 2nd, 1968, two months before his assassination. Photograph: Warren Winterbottom

As Donald Trump passed his 500th day in office this week, there was a whiff of nostalgia in the air. Fifty years after Robert Kennedy’s assassination(...)

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