Geneology job for Obama's cousin
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s Irish cousin, Henry Healy, has a new job helping people trace long-lost ancestors.
The Moneygall native lost his job as a bookkeeper at a plumbing firm last month.
Mr Healy (27), who welcomed the Obamas to the Offaly town in May last year, joined Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO), the genealogy project, on Monday.
Ireland XO is going nationwide and Mr Healy will visit parishes to introduce the organisation.
Its chairman Mike Feerick said: “Henry is the perfect person to work with parishes . . . on reaching out to their diaspora.”
Mr Healy is also studying to be a teacher.