The two largest websites catering for the diaspora will merge into the one site, it was confirmed today.
World Irish and Irish Central sites to merge #irishdiaspora
WorldIrish.com and Irishcentral.com, which have over 2 million unique users a month between them, will now be known as IrishCentral.com
The combined site will have offices in New York and Dublin and will go live on 15 September.
Irish Central founder Niall O’Dowd said that the merger would allow the creation of an Irish “super-site”.
“We are delighted to join with John McColgan and the team at World Irish,” O’Dowd said. ” We believe the potential to create a super site worldwide for the Irish is very real.”
McColgan will become a director of the new site, as well as an ad advisor. He says that the merger offers World Irish an “exciting opportunity”.
“In a relatively short period World Irish has established a successful platform and this merger is a logical development to achieve greater global traction for the Irish diaspora.”
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Senator Mark Daly was appointed as the first Spokesperson by any political party in Ireland for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora in 2012. Senator Daly has launched the Fianna Fáil policy proposals for the Irish Diaspora, to read this document, click:
Senator Mark Daly presenting former Governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer, with a certificate of Irish Heritage in Waterford on his last visit to Ireland
I was delighted to give Former Governor Schweitzer a tour of the Irish Parliament at Leinster House, when he was last in Ireland. – Mark
Former Montana governor Brian Schweitzer to accept Tip O’Neill Diaspora award
By JAMES O’SHEA, IrishCentral Staff Writer
The Tip O’Neill Diaspora award will go to former Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, 58, Donegal County Council has announced. His mother is a Donegal native
The weekend of the 20th and 21st of September will be devoted to Tip O’Neill, with a busy weekend of activities, including the presentation of the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award. On Friday, the 20th of September, before an invited audience at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana. the award will be presented to Brian Schweitzer, a prominent member of the present day Irish Diaspora.
Governor Brian Schweitzer was elected governor of Montana in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Schweitzer first entered politics in 1993, when President Bill Clinton appointed him to the U.S. Agriculture Department Farm Service Agency Committee. He served at the USDA for seven years. Schweitzer was chosen as a keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He has chaired both the Democratic Governors Association and the West Governors Association.
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