Son of Donegal emigrant wins big in US primary elections

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Son of Donegal emigrant wins big in US primary elections Previous articleBallyliffin Golf Club to consider hosting Irish Open in 2019Next articleJuly trial date set for man accused of Inishowen crash deaths News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Google+ News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – May 21, 2014 The son of a Co Donegal emigrant was among the winners picked to lead their parties in the US midterm elections in November.Primary voters in six states selected their Democratic and Republican candidates to run for Congress.Brendan Boyle, whose father emigrated to the US from Glencolmcille in 1970, saw off a formidable challenger, Margorie Margolies, mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton.He’s now the Democratic pick for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district in what is seen as a major win for the 37-year-old state representative.The Irish Times reports how Mr Boyle’s father Frank, who grew up in the Donegal Gaeltacht, changed his working hours cleaning Philadelphia’s subway stations so he could canvas for his son in the evenings.Brendan Boyle regularly referred to his father’s working class roots in debates with the other Democrat candidates. Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApplast_img read more