Irish Central publisher Niall O’Dowd is to head up a committee to research Kanye West’s Irish roots, in what’s being described as a ‘just in case’ scenario.
“It’s early days yet,” he said “but we think we’ll find them somewhere in Outer Offaly or Cavan Monaghan.”
Excitement was building in Birr yesterday, centred around a local family, the O’Reillys, who are described as BAME.
However The Offally Independent has ruled them out.
The paper says a photo widely distributed by the family yesterday was alleged to be that of a close relative of West’s.
However further inquiry revealed it showed a Mr Tadhg O’Reilly in ‘blackface’ for a fancy dress fundraiser in aid of last year’s Famine in Africa appeal.