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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."

Latest Stories

Fake news almost brought down Parnell in 1880s

Brian P. Burns considered front runner as Donald Trump’s Ambassador to Ireland

Game changer! Norwegian Airlines and their Ryanair-like impact on US/Ireland flights

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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Night skies over Ireland are out of this world (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Donegal in winter: stark, beautiful, strange (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Doing Dublin on the cheap – wine, dine and make merry (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.

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Despite Trump, Irish win J-1 visa extension for three years

An interview with Donald Trump’s mother on Irish TV in 1994

Irish Embassy feared “The Quiet Man” would spark protests from Irish Americans

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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Martin McGuinness forced to pull out of China trip for medical tests

Feel the Christmas time magic in Dublin city center (VIDEO)

Patrick Pearse surrender letter withdrawn from auction at $818,000

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. 

In 2015 Cahir was awared the Silver Blogger of the Year award at Ireland's Digital Media Awards.

Latest Stories

After 1950s forced adoption New Yorker is reunited with his Irish mother

The power of an Irish name and the confusion it causes at Starbucks

The key to Christmas was decorating our tree with my father

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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Martin McDonagh’s 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' kicks off international tour

Top 11 Mary Robinson quotes on the anniversary of her inauguration

How we Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving in Dublin

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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Irish American miracle man who couldn’t walk cures himself, hopefully others

Dowling thankful for NYC St. Patrick's’ Day Grand Marshal honor

NYC St. Patrick’s Day affiliates say they’ll march in 2017

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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Michael Collins signs the Treaty and his death warrant 95 years ago today

Remembering Liam Clancy, the "best ballad singer ever"- Bob Dylan

Remembering JFK – the assassination took place 53 years ago today

John Spain

John is a veteran Dublin journalist who has worked in senior editorial positions in national newspapers in Ireland for 40 years. He has been writing his weekly Ireland Calling column for the Irish Voice newspaper in New York since its foundation. The column now also appears on IrishCentral.

A graduate in Economics and Politics from Trinity College Dublin, John started his career in the early 1970s in the Irish Press, where he worked in News and Features and was Assistant Editor of the paper for over ten years.  He joined the Irish Independent group in 1987 and worked in News and News Analysis and as an editorial writer. He also worked as Features Editor and Supplements Editor, developing new sections for the paper like the Weekend magazine and starting the educational supplements which are now a regular part of Irish newspapers.

Now semi-retired, in recent years he has been Literary Editor of the Irish Independent. When his now adult children ask him why he doesn't write books he points out that his weekly Irish Voice column has been running for 29 years and that adds up to a small library!

Latest Stories

Ireland in too deep over water charges

Irish President’s embarrassing ode to Fidel Castro

Irish trade unions living on fantasy island

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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The top twenty books every Irish American should read

Hey Mr Trump Illegals were flooding in in the 1920s & 30s too

American Dream? Donald Trump’s big Gaffney gaffe


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