A letter written to Jackie Kennedy by Father Leonard. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

An expert on rare books has consented to permanent orders restraining him representing himself as the owner or seller of letters between former US fir(...)

All Hallows College. The college authorities believe items missing from the college are valued in the thousands rather than millions

Authorities at All Hallows College in Dublin insist they believe items missing from the college are valued in the thousands rather than millions. (...)

 All Hallows College, Dublin: valuer and expert in rare books Owen Felix O’Neill claimed last night the loss to the college amounted to “quite a few million.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí have been called in at All Hallows College, Dublin following the discovery that several very valuable items have gone missing. Fr Patric(...)

College president Fr Patrick McDevitt said it needed “at least €2 million to get into next year” and the letters would have provided only “one piece” of a plan to save the institution from closure. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Selling the Jackie Kennedy letters would have bought All Hallows College “a little wiggle room” but wouldn’t have prevented closure, the private colle(...)

Patrick Mc Devitt CM president of All Hallows (centre), with students in the college grounds. From left William Locke, Emma Schmid-Looney, Emmet Tracey and Joseph O Hara. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former president Mary McAleese could hardly have known how prescient she was being in an address she delivered at All Hallows College in September 200(...)

All Hallows College is to close due to its inability to  attract students in recent years.

It was formally announced this afternoon that All Hallows College in Dublin is to close. In a statement, the college said it was making the announceme(...)

The letters between Fr Leonard and Jackie  Kennedy were withdrawn from auction on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Relations between the Kennedy family, the Vincentian congregation and All Hallows College in Dublin were “absolutely cordial”, with all hoping the fut(...)

Fr Joseph Leonard, Fr William Purcell and future US president John F Kennedy at All Hallows College in September 1955. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It might seem a bit of a stretch to describe them both as original literary creation but, in copyright law, a scribbled note to the milkman enjoys muc(...)

College president Fr Patrick McDevitt:  Shortly after his arrival an investigation of the college’s archive and library was begun to see what might be disposed of to raise funds.

Since the arrival of its new president, Fr Patrick McDevitt, towards the end of 2011 a concerted effort has been made at All Hallows College in Dublin(...)

Letters written by the late Jackie Kennedy, wife of assassinated US president John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest have been withdrawn from sale. Photograph: Sheppard’s Irish Auction House

Letters written by the late Jackie Kennedy, wife of assassinated US president John F Kennedy, to an Irish priest have been withdrawn from sale.In a st(...)

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