Robert Kennedy

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US president John F Kennedy’s hand reaches toward his head within seconds of being fatally shot as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy holds his forearm as the motorcade proceeds along Elm Street past the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas in November 1963. Photograph: James  Altgens

The Kennedy family is one of the most visible in the United States, and has encountered a series of misfortunes. The following is a chronology of the (...)

Castle Blunden: Jane and Caroline Blunden at their former family home, in Co Kilkenny, some of whose contents are being auctioned on June 25th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

THE BLUNDEN TWINS HAVE TRAVELLED THE WORLD THROUGH ART AND CULTURE. NOW THEY ARE BACK FOR A FINAL SALE OF CONTENTS AT CASTLE BLUNDEN, IN CO KILKENN(...)

 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(...)

Loudest Whisper: Paul McCarthy (bass, left), Brian O’Reilly on electric guitar and Paud O’Reilly on drums.

It was the year of the Prague Spring, the student revolt in France and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy in the US. Meanwh(...)

Majella reminds a chummy O’Connor of his cutting remarks about her husband. Photograph: Andres Poveda

In the first episode of Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm), a virtuously unadorned one-on-one chat show, the host interviews one ha(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

Paul Simon: the most subtle of cerebral US singer-songwriters performs for the last time in Ireland at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

When the opening chords of Paul Simon’s beautiful elegy America soar out one last time this evening across the RDS arena in Dublin, emotion, memory an(...)

George Bernard Shaw. Photograph: Sasha/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the coverage of Robert Kennedy’s 50th anniversary, it was widely suggested that he was author of the famous phrase: “Some men see things as they ar(...)

Senator Robert F Kennedy shakes hands with the crowd on a street corner in Philadelphia on April 2nd, 1968, two months before his assassination. Photograph: Warren Winterbottom

As Donald Trump passed his 500th day in office this week, there was a whiff of nostalgia in the air. Fifty years after Robert Kennedy’s assassination(...)

Pictured in 1961, then US president John F Kennedy, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, and attorney general Robert F. Kennedy in the Oval Office. Photograph: AFP Photo/National Archives

Fifty years after his death, friends and family of the late Robert Kennedy will gather on Wednesday in Arlington Cemetery to mark his life and legacy.(...)

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