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# John F Kennedy

Last year
U2 among new inductees to The Kennedy Center Honours
The honour is given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.
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.
How a GAA broadcasting legend found himself commentating on JFK's funeral
Michael O’Hehir described it as the toughest broadcast of his career.
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.
First ever permanent exhibition on the Irish flag to open at GPO
The new exhibition opens later this month.
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
One of the men who brought down Richard Nixon has died
Ben Bradlee, who edited the Washington Post for 23 years, has died.
Letters from Jackie O to Irish priest go under the hammer
The letters, which will be sold in June, contain details of her engagement to John F Kennedy and his assassination.
Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.
On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.
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.
My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, Enda Kenny picks the former US president’s 1963 address to Leinster House as his favourite speech.
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.
How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes
The assassination 50 years ago unfolded in real time in people’s homes as coverage went on uninterrupted for days.
John F Kennedy assassination: the conspiracy theories
With the 50th anniversary of the assassination just days away, we look at some of the theories about who was responsible.
Column: The Kennedys – the closest thing the Irish-American diaspora has to a royal family
The Kennedys have divided opinion in both Ireland and the US for six decades – and continue to fascinate us. Larry Donnelly examines Irish and Irish American perspectives on this remarkable family.
JFK would be proud of Ireland's accomplishments - John Kerry
The US Secretary of State has been sharing his thoughts on the Kennedy visit, 50 years on.
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”.
Thousands join Kennedy's relations in New Ross for JFK 50 celebrations
The only surviving daughter of US President John F Kennedy, Caroline, and his grandchildren will be in New Ross today for the celebrations.
Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame
As part of the JFK 50 celebrations, the Kennedy family have allowed a flame to be taken from the US president’s grave in Arlington, the first time this has ever happened.
Here's what the JFK 50 stamps look like...
The two stamps feature pictures taken during the President’s historic four-day visit to Ireland in 1963.
We found the boy smiling up at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963
John Murphy from Co Wexford has been identified as the seven-year-old boy with no front teeth in the picture.
Can you name this little boy smiling at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963?
The National Library of Ireland is trying to identify the boy for an upcoming JFK Homecoming exhibition.
Live music, Anne Doyle and a big flame lined up for 50th anniversary of JFK visit
Irish dancer Michael Flatley will also make an appearance as well as some of Kennedy’s relatives.
Moneygall to get a 'Barack Obama Plaza', creating 60 new jobs
The owners of Supermacs have announced plans for a €6 million plaza at the ancestral home of the US President.
First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.
VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads
From Eisenhower to Obama versus Romney, this video shows how campaign videos have changed (and how a lot has remained the same…)
Former US presidential candidate George McGovern dies
The former US senator ran against Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election but was soundly beaten.
My favourite speech: Businessman Bill Cullen
Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Bill Cullen picks JFK’s 1963 address to Leinster House.
JFK's 1963 Ireland visit marked with year of events
It has been 50 years since the late JFK visited Ireland – so his ancestral home of Wexford has unveiled a year of events to mark the historic occasion.
WATCH: Today in 1963, JFK made this speech...
The ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech became one of the US president’s most famous addresses.
Estranged wife of Robert F Kennedy Jr found dead in New York
No cause of death has been released but it is believed the wife of the nephew of John F Kennedy killed herself.
8 political playboys (or, they fancied they were...)
Political powerhouses who like to think they have women falling at their feet (and some actually did).
Taoiseach tells US: Our best and brightest days are still ahead
In a speech at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government last night, Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the bailout as “a bleak midwinter” – but said Ireland is now about recovery and opportunity.
Listen: Long-lost audio from Air Force One on day of JFK assassination released
“I wish to God there was something I could do,” the newly-sworn in President Johnson tells JFK’s mother Rose Kennedy.
Mr Kennedy goes to Washington? Family heir may run for US Congress
Reports indicate that the grandson of Robert Kennedy may run for Congress, ending what has been an unusual period without any Kennedys in national office.
Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal
The Irish actress has joined an appeal for funding to preserve the film institute’s historic archive.
Jackie Kennedy tapes reveal she loathed the French... but what about the Irish?
The audio recordings and new book about the former first lady reveal her thoughts on everything from world leaders to her husband’s inner Irish circle.
From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks
Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.