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IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world.
The business caters to 34 million Irish Americans and 70 million Irish diaspora and receives 3.5 million unique visitors per month. It has a large and quickly growing social media following, including 500k Facebook followers, 33k Twitter followers, and 13k followers on Instagram. The website also enjoys a newsletter subscriber base of 250k.
IrishCentral was launched in 2009 by Niall O’Dowd and has a proud history of social and community engagement. Mr. O’Dowd has been an advocate for the global Irish community for over 30 years.
In 2016, IrishCentral was purchased by a consortium of investors led by Liam Lynch, a New York-based venture capitalist and investor in digital companies, including a number of Irish technology companies and media start-ups. Mr. Lynch is also the founder of Studio VC,* a venture capital fund focused on entrepreneurs and small companies with breakout potential. His minority co-investors in IrishCentral are Irish American business leaders.**
Headquartered in New York City with an ancillary office in Dublin and contributing writers from around the United States and Ireland, IrishCentral is at the center of major news announcements affecting the Irish community. The IrishCentral team is dedicated to connecting the Irish throughout the world and creating an online platform where all Irish can feel at home.
*Studio VC is venture capital fund that provides capital and operational support to growing companies that have strong growth potential. Studio takes an active role in supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses with strategic and product planning, business development, and marketing to influence positive outcomes. For more information, please visit www.studio.vc/.