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# john-f-kennedy - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back
# John F Kennedy
# John F Kennedy

An 8-year-old girl wrote to JFK in 1961 worried Russia would bomb the North Pole. Here's what he wrote back

Dec 25th 2019, 2:32 PM 38,285 Views 15 Comments

“You must not worry about Santa Claus,” President Kennedy told the young girl on 28 October 1961.

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

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 11:00 AM 10,741 Views 49 Comments

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
# Conspiracy Theory
# Conspiracy Theory

Donald Trump claims his rival's father helped the man who assassinated JFK

May 3rd 2016, 3:30 PM 24,148 Views 55 Comments

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
# All The Presidents Men
# All The Presidents Men

One of the men who brought down Richard Nixon has died

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:37 AM 6,349 Views 8 Comments

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
# Piece Of History
# Piece Of History

Letters from Jackie O to Irish priest go under the hammer

May 13th 2014, 9:20 AM 7,154 Views 7 Comments

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.
# Poignant
# Poignant

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

Dec 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 26,595 Views 21 Comments

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
# JFK

Pics: JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:54 PM 7,897 Views 20 Comments

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
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:29 AM 14,751 Views 48 Comments

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
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Micheál Martin

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:29 AM 10,665 Views 44 Comments

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
# Jfk50
# Jfk50

The Kennedy Assassination: Timeline of the day

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 11,240 Views 29 Comments

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
# Jfk50
# Jfk50

How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes

Nov 17th 2013, 6:30 PM 8,712 Views 37 Comments

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
# Jfk50
# Jfk50

John F Kennedy assassination: the conspiracy theories

Nov 16th 2013, 10:30 AM 19,421 Views 125 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Kennedys – the closest thing the Irish-American diaspora has to a royal family

Sep 6th 2013, 1:00 PM 783 Views 48 Comments

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
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

JFK would be proud of Ireland's accomplishments - John Kerry

Jun 27th 2013, 3:08 PM 4,364 Views 27 Comments

The US Secretary of State has been sharing his thoughts on the Kennedy visit, 50 years on.

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

In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963
# JFK
# JFK

In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963

Jun 26th 2013, 7:20 AM 7,893 Views 2 Comments

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
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Thousands join Kennedy's relations in New Ross for JFK 50 celebrations

Jun 22nd 2013, 12:24 PM 7,015 Views 23 Comments

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
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame

Jun 20th 2013, 6:15 AM 6,463 Views 23 Comments

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...
# An Post
# An Post

Here's what the JFK 50 stamps look like...

Jun 5th 2013, 12:50 PM 6,308 Views 9 Comments

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
# JFK Boy Found
# JFK Boy Found

We found the boy smiling up at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963

May 28th 2013, 6:03 PM 37,252 Views 34 Comments

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?
# Find This Boy
# Find This Boy

Can you name this little boy smiling at JFK during his visit to Ireland in 1963?

May 27th 2013, 3:09 PM 25,339 Views 70 Comments

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
# JFK

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

Apr 22nd 2013, 10:13 AM 7,874 Views 11 Comments

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
# Moneygall
# Moneygall

Moneygall to get a 'Barack Obama Plaza', creating 60 new jobs

Jan 26th 2013, 3:30 PM 15,164 Views 59 Comments

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
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,885 Views 7 Comments

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
# Wonkery

VIDEO: 60 years of US presidential campaign ads

Nov 4th 2012, 3:50 PM 4,348 Views 5 Comments

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
# United States
# United States

Former US presidential candidate George McGovern dies

Oct 21st 2012, 1:23 PM 4,227 Views 10 Comments

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
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Businessman Bill Cullen

Aug 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 11,539 Views 19 Comments

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
# Jfk50

JFK's 1963 Ireland visit marked with year of events

Jul 3rd 2012, 11:21 AM 9,713 Views 16 Comments

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
# Ein Berliner

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

Jun 26th 2012, 9:29 AM 3,068 Views 7 Comments

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
# Kennedys
# Kennedys

Estranged wife of Robert F Kennedy Jr found dead in New York

May 17th 2012, 9:28 AM 4,738 Views 22 Comments

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

8 political playboys (or, they fancied they were...)
# Philandering
From The Daily Edge
# Philandering

8 political playboys (or, they fancied they were...)

Apr 29th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,622 Views 9 Comments

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
# Enda In America
# Enda In America

Taoiseach tells US: Our best and brightest days are still ahead

Feb 17th 2012, 7:47 AM 3,094 Views 52 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Feb 1st 2012, 4:44 PM 3,952 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Listen: Long-lost audio from Air Force One on day of JFK assassination released
# Long Lost Audio
# Long Lost Audio

Listen: Long-lost audio from Air Force One on day of JFK assassination released

Feb 1st 2012, 4:13 PM 3,479 Views 7 Comments

“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
# Dynasty
# Dynasty

Mr Kennedy goes to Washington? Family heir may run for US Congress

Jan 5th 2012, 12:18 PM 2,740 Views 6 Comments

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

Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal
# Irish Film
From The Daily Edge
# Irish Film

Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal

Nov 4th 2011, 11:06 AM 1,547 Views 7 Comments

The Irish actress has joined an appeal for funding to preserve the film institute’s historic archive.

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

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

Jackie Kennedy tapes reveal she loathed the French... but what about the Irish?

Sep 15th 2011, 11:58 AM 1,817 Views 6 Comments

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
# JFK Archive
# JFK Archive

From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks

Jan 14th 2011, 12:20 PM 1,108 Views 0 Comments

Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.