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 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.


Kate joined 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.


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.


Cahir O'Doherty is the longtime arts editor and feature writer for The Irish Voice, Irish America magazine and 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. 


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. 


A Boston attorney who has lived in Ireland since 2001.  He is a Law Lecturer at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  Larry is also a regular Irish media commentator on politics, current affairs and law.  He divides his time between Galway and Wicklow, where his wife, Eileen Whelan, an RTÉ news presenter, and two sons, Seán and Larry, live.