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This year
Joe Kennedy says he stands in solidarity with detective Caldwell and his family
Kennedy is the grandson of former US senator and attorney general Robert Kennedy.
Last year
Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.
All time
Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files
He said the remaining files “shall be withheld from full public disclosure” until 15 December next year.
Body found in search for JFK's grand-niece who disappeared during canoe trip with her young son
Maeve Kennedy McKean’s son Gideon (8) is still missing.
Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty
The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.
An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back
“You must not worry about Santa Claus,” President Kennedy told the young girl on 28 October 1961.
Hillary Clinton posts parody JFK letter mocking Trump's message to Turkey
“Don’t be a d**k, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba,” starts the letter pretending to be from president Kennedy.
Airline says sorry for forgetting two corpses in New York
Pakistan International Airlines apologised for the error, saying it was “caused due to negligence”.
US release trove of secret files on JFK assassination - but 300 are delayed on national security grounds
Kennedy scholars have said the documents were unlikely to contain any bombshell revelations.
Donald Trump says he'll release all of the secret JFK assassination files
Reports in the US had indicated that certain files were set to be held back when the entire trove is opened to the public this coming Thursday.
10 truly priceless Irish objects discovered by the lovely National Treasures project
Torcs and lanulas are great, but what about an Italia 90 tea tin?
'The British don't care that every strand of the Good Friday Agreement is undermined by Brexit'
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party want to be in government on both sides of the border.
Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US
Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.
Man dies after emergency landing at Shannon Airport
The man was reportedly travelling under medical supervision.
BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.
Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK
Trump repeated a tabloid claim that Rafael Cruz handed out leaflets with Lee Harvey Oswald
Dublin Fire Brigade dealt with this multi-vehicle fire last night
The fire was successfully extinguished.
London to New York flight forced to turn around after laser is pointed at it
Police are investigating the incident.
Furniture from JFK's 'Winter White House' has just been sold off in Florida
The various furnishings, including a massage table and several beds, were sold for $400,000 (€370,000).
Aer Lingus plane makes emergency landing at JFK
No one was injured.
Plane escorted by jets after 'anonymous chemical weapon threat'
The flight landed at JFK without incident.
You can now lie in a box and relive what Diana's death smelled like
A Dutch university has recreated the smell and sounds of celebrity deaths.
JFK airport reveals all the crazy things confiscated from carry-on bags
Did you pack this yourself?
JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola
The New York airport is the first of five American airports to start the screening.
Unsold!: Jackie Kennedy letters to Irish priest withdrawn from auction
The disputed correspondence was due to fetch a multi-million euro figure.
From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on
Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.
Pardew sad to see Kinnear leave Newcastle
The much-maligned director of football was sacked this week.
Joe Kinnear resigns as Newcastle director of football
The 67-year old left the club this evening.
Column: Let's recognise and appreciate the fine men and women who have served Ireland
The 50th anniversary of the death of JFK elicited understandable emotion here… but we must also appreciate our home-grown peace brokers, inspiring figures, and everyday heroes, writes Colm Bergin.
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about looming strike action at ESB, the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, and the passing of Father Alec Reid.
Here is the moment CBS News announced JFK's death
Walter Cronkite was already an American icon on 22 November 1963, but these words etched him into history.
Pics: JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford
In Dublin, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore laid a wreath at the US Embassy in Ballsbridge where the American flag was lowered to half mast.
New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death
Just nine days after JFK’s funeral, the Irish Ambassador to the US penned a report to Seán Lemass and the Government, outlining the differences between Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson.
Column: Some day we might have an Ireland that truly meets the aspirations of JFK
Fifty years ago, JFK said Ireland had something to give to the world. That’s still true, writes Ben English.
The History Channel is livetweeting JFK's fateful trip to Dallas today
Watch the events of 50 years ago unfold in real time via Twitter.
My favourite speech: Micheál Martin
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Micheál Martin picks the former US president’s 1962 address to students at Rice University in Texas.
The Kennedy Assassination: Timeline of the day
50 years ago today, the world was altered indelibly. Here’s how it unfolded.
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey among those awarded US's highest civilian honour
The Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony was lent added poignancy as the award was first minted by John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this week.
Parnell and JFK: Parallels up for discussion
Parnell Summer School offering scholarships to third-level students to come to the August seminar.
In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, the Taoiseach described the relationship between Ireland and America as being one of “hope and history”.