Tuesday 22 May 2018

Varadkar's 'surreal' stop at JFK site

Leo Varadkar looks out of the seventh floor window of the Dallas County Administration
Building close to the assassin’s post for the shooting of John F. Kennedy in 1963
Leo Varadkar looks out of the seventh floor window of the Dallas County Administration Building close to the assassin’s post for the shooting of John F. Kennedy in 1963
Philip Ryan

Philip Ryan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited the site of the infamous assassination of John F Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.

Mr Varadkar said it felt a "bit surreal" as he looked out the window of Texas School Book Depository where shooter Lee Harvey Oswald is alleged to have shot the president.

"It's a place you read about and hear about," he said. The Taoiseach visited the museum on the second day of his St Patrick's Day trip to the US.

Two white Xs on the road mark the spots where the fatal shots struck the president as he travelled with his wife Jackie in an open-topped car in November 1963. Mr Varadkar took in the view from the fifth floor of the building.

Irish Independent

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