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As part of a special series to commemorate the anniversary of the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, History Hub presents a number of documents relating to the political reaction in Ireland to his assassination.

Part 1Confidential report of Irish Ambassador to the United States, Thomas Joseph Kiernan from 4 Dec. 1963 courtesy of the National Archives of Ireland (DFA/5/313/2 J). Includes analysis by Dr Conor Mulvagh.

Part 2– Condolences – Irish reactions to John F. Kennedy’s assassination by Dr Michael Kennedy (Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series).

Image: By Robert Knudsen (President Kennedy at Rice University [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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