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#John F Kennedy

# john-f-kennedy - Saturday 3 February, 2018

First ever permanent exhibition on the Irish flag to open at GPO

The new exhibition opens later this month.

# john-f-kennedy - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

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

# john-f-kennedy - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

One of the men who brought down Richard Nixon has died

Ben Bradlee, who edited the Washington Post for 23 years, has died.

# john-f-kennedy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pics: JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford JFK This post contains images

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 Famous Words This post contains videos

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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 - Saturday 16 November, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Friday 6 September, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Thursday 27 June, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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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”.

# john-f-kennedy - Saturday 22 June, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Thursday 20 June, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Monday 27 May, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Monday 22 April, 2013

Live music, Anne Doyle and a big flame lined up for 50th anniversary of JFK visit JFK

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Saturday 26 January, 2013

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Sunday 4 November, 2012

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads Wonkery This post contains videos

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…)

# john-f-kennedy - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Former US presidential candidate George McGovern dies

The former US senator ran against Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential election but was soundly beaten.

# john-f-kennedy - Saturday 25 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Businessman Bill Cullen

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Bill Cullen picks JFK’s 1963 address to Leinster House.

# john-f-kennedy - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

JFK's 1963 Ireland visit marked with year of events Jfk50 This post contains images

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

WATCH: Today in 1963, JFK made this speech... Ein Berliner This post contains videos

WATCH: Today in 1963, JFK made this speech...

The ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech became one of the US president’s most famous addresses.

# john-f-kennedy - Thursday 17 May, 2012

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Sunday 29 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 political playboys (or, they fancied they were...) Philandering This post contains videos

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).

# john-f-kennedy - Friday 17 February, 2012

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Thursday 5 January, 2012

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Friday 4 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal Irish Film This post contains videos

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Thursday 15 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Jackie Kennedy tapes reveal she loathed the French... but what about the Irish? Jackie O

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.

# john-f-kennedy - Friday 14 January, 2011

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.