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As the 50th anniversary of JFK's visit approaches, Colum Kenny says we should keep doors open

Published 23/06/2013 | 05:00

Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia in Trinity College, Dublin
Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia in Trinity College, Dublin

I could have stepped forward and touched JFK. He was passing slowly, in an open car, entering the Phoenix Park in 1963.

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Security in those days, long ago before Lee Harvey Oswald and 9/11, meant little.

The US president looked happy. And we certainly were. Even as a boy I could sense that Kennedy's visit really meant something for Ireland. And it still does.

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