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."
Mary Lou McDonald's task will be a tall one but her straight talk and directness have boosted her to the role of obvious successor to Gerry Adams.
"The tributes will doubtless begin flowing in as well as the usual vitriol from his enemies. Like all great politicians, he has collected his share of them."
Found in a flea market in NC six years ago, the tintype group photos of these bad hombres could be worth $5 million.
Joe Biden has slammed Harvey Weinstein as "disgusting" and "immoral," but could his friendly nature also land him in trouble?
"Right-wing Catholic Church acolytes... another insensitive attempt to defend the indefensible, the horrific treatment of babies and children by the Irish church."
"Irish America was reminded again and again... that without their dogged persistence, there would not be a successful peace process."
Infamous Lt Colonel George Custer loved to sing "Garryowen" when he and the 7th Cavalry massacred native American villages in the all-out campaign in the 1870s.
Irish journalist John Waters, who is speaking at a Notre Dame conference this weekend on what he calls the "Hoax... of the Holocaust of Tuam," is no stranger to controversy.
His arrogance is surpassed only by his ignorance. Coping with the reality of the least popular US President in history.
The hottest coach in college football on hard times, politics, his Boston Irish roots, and visiting his ancestral home.