President Obama's Irish cousin to attend Democratic nominating convention
President Obama's Irish cousin, Henry Healy, will attend the Democratic nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina next week, reports the Irish Times.
“I’m excited because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity afforded to me to see President Obama accept the nomination," said the Moneygall native.
“It’ll be an electrifying part of the re-election campaign, to be there to witness and absorb the atmosphere."
Healy, 27, was invited to the Irish-American Democrats convention party next Wednesday. He told the Irish Times that he would be traveling at his own expense, flying out on Sept 1 and returning the following Saturday.
Healy, who recently took a job with Ireland Reaching Out, an Irish genealogy campaign helping people trace their ancestors, welcomed Barack Obama when he visited the Offaly town last year.
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Blimey, Chuck! Sounds like what is going on in the construction industry in the UK now happened 30 years ago in the USA. Can't say we weren't warned..Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Wow...........with a population of 4,600,000 in the Republic and approximately 15% non national its obviously a huge problemRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Plus you have 3-5 million people of Irish ancestry living in the island of Britain as well. Most of the people I went to school with were sons and dau