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Niall O'Dowd

Niall is the founder of IrishCentral as well as of Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice Newspaper, both successful publications. He is also responsible for publishing IrishCentral.com community news and The Irish Emigrant newspaper in Boston.

He founded the Wall Street 50, Top 100 Irish Americans, Business 100 and more recently the Top 50 Women in Business as well as the Irish Legal 100.

Niall was awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Dublin for his work on the Irish peace process, which was a subject of a book, 'Daring Diplomacy' and a PBS Special, 'An Irish Voice' He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University journalism school.

Latest Stories

Trump - Clinton debate: the top five ways each can win or lose

Another “get Gerry Adams” bid by BBC, Irish pols and media

The Reagan effect - Why white men are mostly voting for Trump

Kate Hickey

Kate joined IrishCentral.com in 2010, taking on the role of Editor in New York. She is now the Managing Editor and Irish Correspondent, based in Dublin.

She moved to New York having worked in various online and print publications after gaining a MA in Journalism. Throughout her career in Ireland and in New York, Kate worked on publications such as The Irish Independent, The Herald, The Irish Times and New York Arts among others.

At IrishCentral, Kate is responsible for sourcing, commissioning and managing content of the site.

Latest Stories

New York’s oldest Irish pub celebrates 162 years (PHOTOS)

New York Irish American Police Commissioner sworn in as bombing suspect arrested

Unearthly beauty of the horse races on Laytown beach (PHOTOS)

Sheila Langan

Sheila Langan is Editor of IrishCentral and a contributor.

She previously spent three years with sister publication Irish America magazine, first as assistant editor and then in the deputy editor role.

A graduate of Bard College, she also attended Trinity College Dublin. A native New Yorker with Kerry roots, she is interested in literature, business, and good stories.

Latest Stories

Irish emigrant’s rant against Apple, Irish gov’t, draws worldwide attention (VIDEO)

Where are all the Irish Americans going? Census shows population in decline

Americans living in Ireland: please make sure you vote in November

Cahir O'Doherty

Cahir O'Doherty is the longtime arts editor and feature writer for The Irish Voice, Irish America magazine and IrishCentral.com. He has reported on the culture, politics, and heritage of Irish America for over a decade.

O'Doherty is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Ulster. 

Latest Stories

1st batch of Irish plays are nothing if not provocative

All the home you’ll ever need - breath it in and take it with you

The Wonder of Oscar nominated author Emma Donoghue

Kayla Hertz

Kayla Hertz is an editorial assistant and contributor to IrishCentral.

Kayla is a Brooklyn native and a recent graduate from Bates College, where she received her BA in English and Creative Writing.

She fell in love with Ireland while studying abroad in Dublin, and stayed for months after completing her studies. Dublin city and its suburbs greatly inspired her Senior Thesis. 

Latest Stories

Why you should give Temple Bar another chance

German owner of Cork hotel hid in wine cellar for days after Lusitania sank (PHOTOS)

The five best and five worst things about living in Dublin

Debbie McGoldrick

Debbie McGoldrick is senior editor of the Irish Voice newspaper, where she has worked since 1991. She has covered immigration issues extensively and writes the paper’s Green Card advice column. She is also the editor of the Voice’s annual Irish Legal 100 and Irish Education 100 issues.

Latest Stories

Irish NYPD cop who suffered machete attack grateful for support

Irish presidential award for gay activists who changed St. Patrick's Day parade

Minister Flanagan in NY says no border poll after Brexit


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