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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. He is also responsible for publishing IrishCentral.com community newspaper and The Irish Emigrant newspaper, in Boston.

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

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."

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Kate Hickey

Kate Hickey joined the IrishCentral as Editor in 2010 while living in New York. She is IrishCentral's Managing Editor and Irish Correspondent, based out of Dublin.

She moved to New York having worked in various online and print publications following on from her MA in Journalism. Throughout her career in Ireland and in New York, Kate worked on publications such as The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, and New York Arts among others. Kate has also worked as a Spokeperson for the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform and as a European Tour Manager for Education First.

Kate now lives in her hometown, Dublin City, where she is responsible for sourcing, commissioning and managing content of the site.

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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.

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Frances Mulraney

Frances joined IrishCentral in early 2014 shortly after arriving in New York from County Kildare.

A graduate of Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin, she had worked in Irish-language media and research before moving to the US and was awarded two national student media awards for Irish-language journalism while studying in DCU and Trinity.

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Cahir O'Doherty

Cahir O'Doherty is the longtime Arts Editor and Features 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.

Cahir is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Ulster. 

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Kayla Hertz

Kayla Hertz is an Irish Correspondent based out of Dublin.

Having started her career as an Editorial Assistant Kayla joined the team once more having moved to Dublin in 2015. Kayla is a Brooklyn native and a graduate of Bates College, where she received her BA in English and Creative Writing.

She fell in love with Ireland while studying abroad in Dublin as an undergrad, and stayed for months after completing her studies. She has most certainly been bit by the bug!

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Debbie McGoldrick

Debbie McGoldrick is Senior Editor of the Irish Voice newspaper, where she has worked since 1991.

Her writings cover politics, immigration and community issues. She is also the editor of the Voice’s annual Irish Legal 100 and Irish Education 100 issues.

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Dermot McEvoy

Dermot McEvoy was born in Dublin in 1950. For 25 years he was an editor/writer for Publishers Weekly magazine.

He is the author of five books including the novels "The 13th Apostle: A Novel of Michael Collins and the Irish Uprising," "Terrible Angel: A Novel of Michael Collins in New York," "Our Lady of Greenwich Village," and two nonfiction works: "Irish Miscellany" and "The Little Book of Irish Wisdom."

He lives in Jersey City, NJ.

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Tom Deignan

Tom Deignan is the author of "Irish Americans: Coming to America" (Barron’s) and served as a contributing writer for the book "Irish American Chronicle" (Publications International Ltd.).

He writes the weekly Sidewalks column for the Irish Voice newspaper and contributes a monthly Op Ed column to the Newark Star Ledger.

His writing has appeared in newspapers such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Irish Independent, and magazines such as Commonweal, America, Publisher's Weekly and Irish America. Currently an English teacher in Brooklyn, Deignan has taught history, cinema and English at CUNY, St. John’s University and Bowling Green State University.

Born in Staten Island, he lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children. He is currently working on a novel set in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II.

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