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."
Niall O'Dowd was on the first full Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin this week as entry requirements in Ireland were finally rolled back.
On this day, July 20, in 1969, Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Ireland watched from afar with bated breath.
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).
Families of the victims of the British forces or the IRA have been told there will be no further prosecutions. It is the best decision.
Ireland largely threw its support behind Italy as it took on England in the Euro 2020 final.
Documents reveal the British thinking in relation to the IRA ceasefire, the Adams visa, the MacBride Principles, and appointment of Mitchell as special envoy.
Is there racism in America? Is the Pope a Catholic? Obviously, the answer to both questions is yes.
The fireworks, the celebration; it was the first time I felt at home in America and that I knew I would always return.