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Sunday 4 December 2016

Hidden history may well be Kennedys' greatest legacy

Published 01/08/2015 | 02:30

Team Ireland’s Clare Nolan from Foxrock and her team mate Laura Mangan from Swords in Dublin celebrate after their win in basketball over Ecuador
Team Ireland’s Clare Nolan from Foxrock and her team mate Laura Mangan from Swords in Dublin celebrate after their win in basketball over Ecuador
Rosemary (at back), Jean, and Robert Kennedy in 1938
Eunice Kennedy Shriver sailing in Dublin in 2003

She was the Kennedy that the world never got to know.

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Rosemary inherited the good looks, but unlike her sibling her beauty wasn't matched with brains.

Her intellectual disability meant that she spent decades in the shadows, while two of her eight siblings rose through the ranks to become US senators, and another - JFK - made it all the way to the White House.

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