Kathleen Alexandra Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy Jr in 2016 in New York City. Photograph: Donna Ward/Getty Images

A brother, sister and niece of Robert F Kennedy Jr have chastised him for campaigning against vaccines, saying he has been disseminating “dangerous mi(...)

Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Drum roll for Dromoland   Dromoland Castle has completed the final phase of a full-scale €20 million refurbishment, which has seen a preservati(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  speaks during the Robert Francis Kennedy memorial service at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater in  Virginia, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Almost 50 years after he made the journey to his final resting place, friends and family of Robert F Kennedy travelled to Arlington Cemetery on Wednes(...)

Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump. “Whether my contribution ultimately lives up to the expectations of some of the harshest critics? Only time will tell.” Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

At sundown on August 12th, about 24 hours after neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Charlottesville, wielding torches and chanting “Jews will not repl(...)

Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970. Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times
Obituary: Jimmy Breslin
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  • March 23, 2017, 01:01

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who levelled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 yea(...)

Sirhan Sirhan reacts during a parole hearing on Wednesday  in San Diego: he was denied parole  after   telling a board  he could not remember shooting Robert F Kennedy  and was therefore unable to confess. Photograph: Gregory Bull/AP Photo

The convicted killer of senator Robert F Kennedy has been denied parole for the 15th time after telling a board that he could not remember shooting Jo(...)

Senator Edward Kennedy giving a news conference about an immigration bill in Washington on May 16th, 2007. A new book about the late politician by his youngest son has provoked strife within the Kennedy family. Photograph: Jamie Rose/The New York Times

The real-life American soap opera that is The Kennedys continued this week with the latest episode being a very public row between immediate family me(...)

The Edward M Kennedy Institute opens on March 30th on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, dedicated to the late US senator Edward Kennedy, pictured here (front) with Al Gore in 2000. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to late US senator Edward Kennedy at a event in Boston last night ahead of today’s official(...)

Captured Viet Cong prisoners being moved by US marines in March 1965, during the Vietnam war. A new documentary on the last days of the war sheds light on the calamitous errors made by US president Gerald Ford’s administration. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

The release of Last Days in Vietnam, a new documentary about the messy American withdrawal from the country in April 1975, could not have arrived a(...)

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(...)

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