About Us

IrishCentral is the largest Irish site in North America, covering news and interests from the nostalgic to the modern Irish America and Ireland. Our team is dedicated to telling stories about Irish culture, roots, history, travel, and genealogy, and is a leading source for news and politics from Irish America and Ireland.

The site has 3.5 million unique visitors monthly and was created to cater to America’s second largest ethnic group, the Irish (39 million according to US Census figures) and the wider global Irish community of 70 million who claim Irish heritage. IrishCentral has a large and fast growing social following (over 500k Facebook, 32.7k followers on Twitter, and 12.8k followers on Instagram, as well as 250k newsletter subscribers).

IrishCentral is part of a 31-year-old media and events group that includes Irish America Magazine, Irish Voice (New York), IrishCentral (New York), and Irish Emigrant (Boston) newspapers as well as a suite of prestigious Irish American events such as the Wall Street 50, Irish America Hall of Fame, Business 100, Legal 100, Education 100, and Irish Heroes of New England. Attendees at events have included Hillary and Bill Clinton, Senator John McCain, Vice President Biden, Jean Kennedy Smith, Maureen O'Hara, and Liam Neeson among others.

When we launched in 2009 we exclusively reported on the tragic death of Natasha Richardson, wife to Liam Neeson. IrishCentral was also first to report on the secret Bilderberg Group meeting in New York City which became a cover story in Fortune magazine. Interviews have included Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy, Dennis O’Brien, Gerry Adams, Tim Pat Coogan and William Brennan.

Since the site’s inception it has been at the forefront of bringing political, current affairs, entertainment and history news, relevant to the Irish, from around world.

IrishCentral is the vision of founder and CEO Niall O'Dowd, who has been an advocate for the global Irish community for 30 years. The site has a proud history of social and community engagement.

Last year IrishCentral was purchased by Liam Lynch, a New York-based venture capitalist and investor in digital companies, including a number of Irish technology companies and media start-ups. Lynch’s minority co-investors are Seamus McAteer, Shane Naughton, and Mike Brewster.

Headquartered in New York City, with an ancillary office in Dublin, and contributing writers around the United State and in Ireland, IrishCentral is at the center point of major news announcements affecting the Irish community. Our editorial staff operates 24/7 to bring the latest in Irish news, politics, entertainment, sports, opinion, and craic to our readers.

If it's Irish, it's on IrishCentral!




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