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."
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" and walked on the moon. Back in Ireland, a 16-year-old Niall O'Dowd was among the thousands of Irish who held their breaths.
A leading political scientist has warned in the Washington Post that Theresa May’s speech on Friday in Belfast on Brexit may well ruin the Irish peace process.
The greatest tribute I can pay Frank McCourt is that he never lost the run of himself (that's Irish for getting too big for his boots).
Ex-CIA chief John Brennan has become the de-facto leader of the opposition to President Trump. After the Putin press conference fiasco, he used the terms "impeach" and "traitor” in quite remarkable ways for a former top intelligence officer discussing a US president.
What are the odds that the richest ever Irishman would be born in a Dublin one-room hovel with a pig, his parents and a sister for company?
On the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg we remember the Irish Pennsylvania Fighting 69th "put up a magnificent fight that saved the Angle and killed any chance that Pickett’s division".
There is deep concern in Irish and Irish American circles as no US Ambassador to Ireland appointment is expected until 2019.
Is Joe Kennedy III the nest Speaker of the House?
In the end, Joe Crowley was not defeated by some amazing national trend or emergence of a new force as many in the media are claiming. Demographics was destiny.
Former Irish President Mary McAleese was born on this day, June 27, 1951, in Ardoyne in north Belfast. She turns 67 today!