Brendan Boyle, the Pennsvylania state representative, was elected to the House of Representatives on a campaign that featured his father’s working life as a cleaner on Philadelphia’s transit system. Photograph: Reuters

In a victory speech on Tuesday night after his election to the House of Representatives, Brendan Boyle thanked his Donegal-born father for his support(...)

Maryland governor Martin O’Malley: unable to ensure a continued Democratic presence in the State House in Annapolis. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Brendan Boyle will become the only member of Congress with an Irish-born parent, after being elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s US (...)

“I didn’t say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode,” said Karl Rove. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

If Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 US presidential election are to be judged on the strength of Republican attacks on her, then the Demo(...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from   Donegal.

Brendan F Boyle says his father still counts and prays in Irish 44 years after leaving Ireland. Frank Boyle left Glencolmcille in the Donegal G(...)