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World Irish and Irish Central to merge into one website

Two million unique users visit both sites, offering the “potential for a super-site” for the Irish diaspora, Niall O’Dowd says.

THE TWO LARGEST websites catering for the diaspora will merge into the one site, it was confirmed today. and, which have over 2 million unique users a month between them, will now be known as

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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