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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

Magic summer memories of historic Saratoga Springs

Ireland's has only one pro-slavery Confederate memorial --Is it next to fall?

Remembering The Dubliners Ronnie Drew on his anniversary

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.

Latest Stories

5 things you won’t believe are “Irish beauty tips”

Ancient Irish recorded first solar eclipse 5,000 years ago

Burying the Irish Famine dead in Staten Island (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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Why fall is the very best season to visit Ireland

WATCH: Conor McGregor impersonator fools New Yorkers big-time

Overlooked hero of health care repeal fail? Maine’s Republican, Irish American Senator Susan Collins

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.

Latest Stories

Steve Bannon out as Trump's chief strategist

Irish eyewitnesses speak of horror in Barcelona attack

Hurricane Gert to batter Ireland with high winds and rain

James Wilson

James is a Reporter for IrishCentral, based in New York.

He studied French and History at Trinity College, Dublin where he was News Editor at Ireland's oldest student newspaper. James first came to America on a summer J-1 visa, in 2015, and returned to Ireland in 2016 after brief period working for Thomson Reuters, in London. His interests include the Irish language, history, and the Kerry countryside.

Latest Stories

Three Irish make Fortune Magazine top six of 40 under 40 world leaders

Irish startup uses drones to plant entire forest in Myanmar

Pope condemns abuse by priests as “absolute monstrosity” and “terrible sin”

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

Brendan Gleeson’s gripping performance in Stephen King’s Mr Mercedes

Get Shorty’s Chris O’Dowd on why the Irish are so big in Hollywood

When neo-Nazi terrorists attack there’s only one side President Trump

Paul Farrell

A native of Dublin, Paul is a specialist in SEO journalism and creating viral content. Paul is a graduate of Dublin City University and has lived in New York City since 2010.

Latest Stories

Leo Varadkar and Justin Trudeau to march together in Montreal Pride

Glen Campbell's Irish roots: what you need to know

Sinead O'Connor's husbands: Who has the singer been married to?

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.

Latest Stories

Domhnall Gleeson takes on AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

Leo Varadkar’s old Washington DC friends recall ambitious leader

Conor McGregor enjoys family times in Vegas

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.

Latest Stories

Donald Trump defending Nazis and Bobby Kennedy’s murder - two saddest days of my life

When Nixon resigned - a history lesson in the time of Trump

Toy soldier Trump loves generals and General Kelly is his last chance

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

Irish are misled and let down by gutless politicians over Irish Water

Sinn Fein Gaelic obsession an obstacle to Brexit progress

Sinn Fein must own its past and IRA’s criminal actions

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.

Latest Stories

Remembering Tom Fleming from the “Irish ghetto” to the mainstream

Steve Bannon’s Catholic sins

Irish Great Hunger tells its lessons but will we listen?


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