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. 


Rachel joined IrishCentral in early 2014, as part of the marketing team.

She graduated from Dublin City University in late 2013 and with her eyes on the prize headed straight for the ‘Big Apple’ the following March.

At IrishCentral, you’ll find her managing content for the website, dealing with clients, creating promotional campaigns, writing articles and maintaining social media sites all whilst having the craic!

Her life motto is - “The most wasted day is the day in which we have not laughed.”


John has been with IrishCentral from the beginning. He brought with him his unique and comprehensive Northern Ireland news service, Newshound, which he founded in 1996.

American born and raised, but has lived in Ireland since 1991, he writes a regular blog on life in Ireland, and Irish / Irish American history combining these with an occasional piece on Ireland's economy or businesses.



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.


Originally from County Antrim she emigrated to the US in 1988 and settled in Arizona where she has enjoyed a highly successful career in public education. A graduate of Queen's University Belfast, Yvonne has been recognized for her work not only in school reform but for her activism in immigration. Yvonne  writes a bi-weekly column, "News Travels,"  for her hometown newspaper, The Antrim Guardian, and contributes to IrishCentral.


Mike Farragher has been covering Irish and Irish American music and arts with The Irish Voice and IrishCentral since 1997. He has lectured extensively on the creative writing process and has authored a collection of humorous essays in the “This Is Your Brain on Shamrocks” series.


A multimedia journalist-editor by day an Irish dancer by night. On IrishCentral S.J. focuses on Irish dance and pop culture. She holds a dual bachelor's degree in communications and religious studies from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and a master's degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communications.


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.


Susan Byron has been a freelance writer with IrishCentral since 2010. Our resident expert on all aspects of travel relating to Ireland, Susan also runs the popular, independent, travel website, called Ireland’s Hidden Gem. She has written three best selling Irish travel guides and creates tailor made trips for people wishing to visit Ireland.