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Jean Kennedy Smith at a peace rally in Dublin in 1996 with then Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern

This morning/afternoon.

Jean Kennedy Smith, a US envoy who played a key role in Northern Ireland peace process, has died aged 92.

Via BBC:

Ms Smith was the second youngest of the nine Kennedy siblings, who included President John F Kennedy and Senator Robert F Kennedy.

A diplomat, activist and humanitarian, Ms Smith was the last-surviving child of Joseph P Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald.

Ms Smith served as the US ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s, playing an important role in attempts to end sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

In 2011, US President Barack Obama awarded Ms Smith the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the country.

That damn curse.

Jean Kennedy Smith: Last JFK sibling and US envoy dies aged 92 (BBC)