She was one of the most famous women of the 20th century, instantly recognisable and the subject of endless speculation. But Jacqueline Kennedy has re(...)

Jacqueline Bouvier on the day of her wedding to John F Kennedy

Authorities at All Hallows College in Dublin believe that the cache of Jackie Kennedy letters retained there since 1964 belongs to the college. (...)

Senator Kennedy at All Hallows College in Dublin in September 1955 with Fr Leonard (left) and All Hallows president Fr William Purcell

If the letters sent by Jackie Kennedy to Dublin priest Fr Joseph Leonard are confessional in nature, the letters he sent her confirm their close frie(...)

Jackie Kennedy horse riding during a family visit to Ireland in 1967. Her letters to an Irish priest have been tipped to fetch more than €1 million. Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

The cache of letters from Jackie Kennedy to Fr Joseph Leonard lay in a safe at All Hallows College in Dublin for more than 50 years after his death in(...)

 Fr Joseph Leonard, Fr William Purcell and  John F Kennedy at All Hallows College in September 1955.

The importance of Fr Joseph Leonard in the life of the Kennedys was recalled by former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in an interview with The Irish Times la(...)

President John F Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy as they attend one of five inaugural balls in Washington.

Michael ParsonsIn July 1952, from her home in ‘Merrywood’, a 46-acre estate overlooking the Potomac river in McLean, Virginia, northwest of Washington(...)

“Healthcare carried out in a secular manner is an experiment and we are experiencing some of the negative consequences of doing that in the US,” says Prof Harold G Koenig of Duke University

An American professor who will lead a seminar about spirituality and healthcare research in Dublin next month suggests the secularisation of he(...)

The Rev Deacon Jim Adams at St Joseph’s Church Bonnybrook in Dublin: “I don’t have to face the loneliness of priesthood. I have the best of both worlds.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He would have you believe he is just an ordinary Joe, “not a holy Joe”. But he, by the grace of God, the assent of Monica and to the occasional bemuse(...)

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