John F Kennedy

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 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(...)

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(...)

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