Diaspora websites IrishCentral.com and WorldIrish.com to merge

2 Sep 2013601 Views

Diaspora websites IrishCentral.com and WorldIrish.com are to merge and forge a new entity that will go under the IrishCentral.com brand.

IrishCentral.com, which was formed in 2009, is a sister website to the Irish-American Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine.

WorldIrish.com was unveiled at the Global Irish Economic Forum in October 2011, the brainchild of Riverdance co-founder John McColgan.

Irish Voice editor Niall O’Dowd said the intention now is to create a ‘super site’ that would serve the 70m Irish diaspora worldwide under the IrishCentral.com brand.

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It is estimated the combined entity will have more than 2m unique visitors monthly.

The merger will take effect on 15 September.

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John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years.

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