Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have jointly praised plans for the redevelopment of the 347-acre Maze-Long Kesh prison site near Lisburn, Co. Antrim into a Peace Building and Conflict Resolution...More
When Barack Obama moved into the White House, many felt a sense of optimism despite the vast challenges facing America. Such feelings, naturally, recalled January of 1961 when, on a bright, frozen...More
It is likely that no other theatre in the English-speaking world is more identified with an individual playwright, and owes more to that playwright, than the Abbey Theatre does to Sean O’Casey...More
Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis, died in New York. She was born Jacqueline Bouvier in Southampton, New York (her mother’s family were of Irish descent from Co. Cork) to a socially prominent family. She worked as a photographer before marrying John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1953. As First Lady, 1961-63, she oversaw the restoration of the White House and had it declared by Congress a national museum. After the assassination of her husband, Jackie returned to private life. In 1968, she married shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Following Aristotle’s death in 1975, she worked as an editor at Doubleday until her death in 1994 following a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She is remembered for her style and grace. She also helped restore New York’s Grand Central station.