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."
"That shining North Star has dimmed forever in my mind:"
Ebenezer Scrooge had it right. There is so much palaver about Christmas these days that we should just skip it altogether.
Given the current evidence against President Donald J Trump, his affair coverups and links to Russia, even this lifelong Democrat can't see how the US President can be impeached.
Trump versus O’Rourke would be a contest for the ages; the Bobby Kennedy look-alike with many of the same policies against a president he will underestimate at his peril.
Republican Congressman Peter King has accused Irish politicians of “empowering Hamas terrorists” in Palestine.
The passage of the E3 Irish visa bill is getting closer this week but there is still opposition from three senators. The visa bill needs a unanimous vote to pass.
A particular concern is being expressed about Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson who wishes to add South Korea to the E3 list, a step bitterly opposed by the Irish.
Six senators, all Republican, will be the focus of intensive efforts by the Irish special envoy John Deasy and the Irish Embassy to get them to release their hold on E3 visa legislation this week.
The funny, unlikely, yet popular Irish Christmas song set in New York amidst the ringing bells is a favorite holiday-time duet year in, year out.
There is unexpected opposition from Republicans to the E3 visa bill, which would benefit the Irish, and it is unclear if it can be overcome.