IrishCentral

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IrishCentral.com
Founded March 2009
Headquarters New York City, New York, U.S.
Area served Irish diaspora worldwide
Founder(s) Niall O'Dowd
Key people Niall O'Dowd, Founder
Joe Pennisi, Chief Technology Officer
Owner Niall O'Dowd
Employees 8
Website www.irishcentral.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 15,506 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site News & blogging
Registration Optional
Available in English,
Launched March 15, 2009
Current status Active

IrishCentral.com is the sister website to the Irish-American publications Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine. It went live on Sunday, March 15, 2009 after a launch in New York City which was attended by the New York Times, Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen and others.[2][3][4][5]

The website markets itself as a website for the global Irish diaspora.[6] Niall O'Dowd, at the website's launch, said that the purpose of the website was to: “[Call] out to the global Irish – wherever they may be — to come home to this very special place. On IrishCentral.com, our worldwide audience will be able to discover or rediscover their Irishness, to connect again to their special and wondrous heritage. We are hoping to do what has never been done before: use the power of the Internet to create a home for the global Irish."

The website mixes original content with content reproduced from the Irish Voice newspaper, Irish America magazine and Home and Away (newspaper)

Coverage[edit]

The website covers a broad diversity of areas. Most news on the site has a connection to Irish-America, or Irish-American celebrities. Sections on the website include: news, Irish news, sport, entertainment, gossip, and more.

IrishCentral has previously broken important stories on Natasha Richardson, a secret meeting of New York billionaires, and Bono snubbing George Bush.

The website also contains online reproductions of online articles from the Irish Voice[7] newspaper and Irish America magazine.[8]

Team[edit]

The website is run out of the offices of the Irish Voice in downtown Manhattan, New York. Reporters with the Irish Voice sometimes write for the website; the website also has its own dedicated writing and editorial team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irishcentral.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "IrishCentral.com: First global Irish website launches in time for St. Patrick’s Day". cyberjournalist.net. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Taoiseach to launch global Irish web site in NYC for St Patrick's Day". Irish Independent. Retrieved 30 June 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Taoiseach to Launch Global Irish Website in NYC for St Patrick's Day". Yonker's Tribune. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "YouTube video of launch with Prime Minister Brian Cowen and Niall O'Dowd". YouTube video of launch with Prime Minister Brian Cowen and Niall O'Dowd. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Buckley, Cara (18 March 2009). "New Web Site Features All Things Irish". New York Times. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "The Irish Voice on IrishCentral.com". IrishCentral. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Irish America magazine on IrishCentral.com". IrishCentral. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 

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