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No ordinary Joe: Deirdre, Lauren, Joe and Emily Blewitt at the Biden mural in Ballina. Photo: John O’Grady

No ordinary Joe: Deirdre, Lauren, Joe and Emily Blewitt at the Biden mural in Ballina. Photo: John O’Grady

No ordinary Joe: Deirdre, Lauren, Joe and Emily Blewitt at the Biden mural in Ballina. Photo: John O’Grady

With just a day to go, US presidential hopeful Joe Biden is rejoicing in his Irish roots and telling supporters about his Mayo cousins on the campaign trail.

Speaking to a group of supporters in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania last week, Mr Biden recalled an invite from Enda Kenny that led to him uncovering his full Irish genealogy.


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