AOL Dublin team plays key role in global AOL homepage rollout

28 Jun 2011

A development team in Dublin played a key role in the rollout of new AOL homepages to an AOL audience of 270m people worldwide, including the new homepage.

AOL, publisher of some of the UK’s most popular websites, including MyDaily, Asylum, Eleven and Parentdish, not to mention the soon to launch The Huffington Post, has launched a major new revamp of the homepage, bringing with it a stack of user friendly features, all with content and usability at their heart.

Discussing the project, Aengus McClean, head of AOL Global Operations Limited, said: “Our Dublin development centre has been working hard on this exciting project with our US and UK teams.

“The launch of the new homepage builds on the innovative development work which the Dublin team conducted for the new homepages launched for the US last year and for Canada ( earlier this year.

“The new homepage brings enhanced usability, social network-sharing capabilities and new, exciting content.

“Our development team in Dublin is focused on building the world’s best content on the web with the highest quality, highest scale content for consumers and the best products and services for our partners,” McClean said.

In the past 12 months, AOL employee numbers have grown from 101 to 160 and recruitment is ongoing, AOL said recently.

“Dublin is building the platforms that will support AOL’s global editorial content and is aligned with the integration of The Huffington Post into the AOL group,” a spokesman told

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years