Irish Cadets at Arlington Cemetery for John F Kennedy’s Funeral, 1963. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

The weather in Washington was cold and crisp, and the 26 Irish Army cadets were not thinking about the watching world. They just wanted to ensure t(...)

Ronald Reagan: old enough to have known Marilyn Monroe, but was he old enough to have known Thomas Jefferson? Photograph: AP

The Christian Science Monitor asked somewhat bemusedly in a recent article, “Why is John F Kennedy still so popular?”In Ireland, at least until recent(...)

White House correspondent Helen Thomas at the White House in Washington in 1997. Photograph: Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

Veteran journalist and White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who has died at 92, reported on every US president from John F Kennedy to Barack Obama.(...)

Helen Thomas at the White House in Washington in 1997. Thomas, who overcame gender barriers with bottomless curiosity and an unquenchable drive to become one of the best-known White House reporters of her time before her career ended ignominiously over her remarks about Jews, died today. Photograph: Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, a trailblazing journalist who reported on every US president from John Kennedy to Barack Obama, died to(...)

Designer Lilly Pulitzer died in Florida last Sunday at the age of 81. Photograph: Kathy Willens/AP

Lilly Pulitzer, who died last Sunday at her home in Florida aged 81, was a Palm Beach princess of prints who created an enduring fashion unifor(...)

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