Tapping into the diaspora

Riverdance creator John McColgan's new online venture, WorldIrish.com, has global ambitions, writes Samantha McCaughren.

24th March, 2012
Tapping into the diaspora
Michael Branagan, chief executive, and John McColgan, chairman, WorldIrish.com. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Tapping into the 80 million people of Irish extraction could offer a huge well of commercial opportunity, and Riverdance creator John McColgan's new venture hopes to do just that.

The website WorldIrish.com wants to become an 'authentic' online home for Irish emigrants and those of Irish descent, but also wants to make it into a profitable business. McColgan and his team, which includes the internet veteran Michael Branagan, have huge ambitions for the site, which launches...

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