John F Kennedy

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Right, Gen Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief visits  the front in Korea. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Six years after US Democrats used atomic force to end the second World War, it was permissible, even normal, to question their firmness abroad. Dougl(...)

Last December, customs officials at JFK Airport found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers in a duffel bag from a passenger arriving from Guyana.

A Connecticut man (39) has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for sing(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania departing from Southampton Airport for Shannon. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

For the most part, the Taoiseach’s face remained frozen in a polite smile. Leo Varadkar was a study in statesmanlike serenity, face tilted attentivel(...)

Tourists taking selfies while on holiday in Dublin. It seems that if the camera is less than five feet away you begin to get distortions in your image

While I was wandering through the Central Library in Vancouver a few months ago, my attention was captured by an information board which said the dema(...)

‘This is not about president Trump; this is about Irish-American relations.’ Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

People have a right to protest over Donald Trump’s visit to Clare but the US president should be welcomed to support US-Ireland relations, the most se(...)

Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s biting cold war satire which is re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, is ar(...)

 Joe Kennedy III: “We can win without segmenting our society.” Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter

Sitting in a prominent position at last week’s St Patrick’s Day lunch in the US Capitol, was a young redhaired congressman from Massachusetts. Joe K(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

How many studies do you have to throw at the vaccine hysterics before they quit? How much of a scientific consensus, how many unimpeachable experts an(...)

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