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Download our free application today to get the latest news from our online journal to your phone. Now you can officially bring your favourite independent breaking news website with you everywhere and access Irish news at all times seven days a week, 365 days a year.

* Breaking news and headlines from Ireland and across the world
* Get live updates about popular news stories and current affairs wherever you are
* Featured categories include Irish news, up to the minute Sports News, World news, Politicial Updates, Business News and Entertainment and Showbiz news, including soaps for RTE and other channels.
* Left side navigation, similar to other apps
* Navigation options from story to story (next and back function) plus font resizing options
* Share articles with your friends and followers on your social media websites via Twitter or Facebook or you can email an article to a friend
* View articles that are trending or most read to stay tuned into topical stories
* This app is completely free of charge
* Application works offline with stored content

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Recently changed in this version

Bug fixes and new features

- Saved articles section
- Attach video

- Fresh design which is easier to navigate and read.
- New menu which incorporates all elements from the website including the "Discover" section, Soapwatch and Horoscopes.
- New sub-menu for "Sport" incorporating further content and sub-categorising this content by type.
- App settings now allow you to display images on the left or right hand side of your story list.
- Storage requirement reduced.

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  • (67 stars)

    by Nicky Heffernan on 06/06/2014

    Up to date news

  • (67 stars)

    by Sinead O'Malley on 18/05/2014

    just change it again. please .....

  • (67 stars)

    by Hugh O'Neill on 13/05/2014

    This app does not update enough to justify it's title. The Journal is far better.

  • (67 stars)

    by Michael Murphy on 13/05/2014

    Excellent source of up to date news.

  • (67 stars)

    by John Brennan on 11/05/2014

    Excellent, professional, first class app ! I highly recommended it !

  • (67 stars)

    by Joyce Bradshaw on 09/05/2014

    Very slow to up date news

  • (67 stars)

    by Denise Logue-Meehan on 07/05/2014

    All the news I like to read is here.