News News

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Add this app to your lists is the future of news in Ireland. Up-to-the-minute breaking news, all day, every day. We tell our stories through word, video, pictures, polls and readers' comments.

What they say about us?
* "Best Addition to Irish Media 2010" - Ian Dempsey, Today FM
* "Flawless Coverage" - Ryan Tubridy
* "The Future" - Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe

We've also won a lot of awards:

- "Best News Website" - Eircom Spiders 2011
- "Best Digital Editor - Susan Daly" - Eircom Spiders 2011
- "Overall Grand Prix Winner" - Eircom Spiders 2011
- "Best Online Only Publication" - Irish Web Awards 2011
- "Best Overall Website in Ireland" - Irish Web Awards 2011
- "Best Media/Publishing App" - The Appys 2011

- Breaking news and opinion from Ireland and around the web
- Offline reading
- Submit photos and video directly to our journalists from your phone
- View slideshows with high-res photography
- Make your voice heard by voting in our polls
- Watch embedded videos from youtube and videos submitted by our users
- Tweet articles directly from the app
- Share articles with your friends on facebook
- Email articles to friends
- Comment on the stories with your facebook or twitter account
- Search by article tag
- Ability to switch to our sister publications: TheScore, BusinessETC and TheDailyEdge
- Open any Journal links on twitter, facebook or email within the app
- Add widgets to your homescreen to get the latest news at a glance

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Please note: If the app is moved to the SD card, you will not be able to add widgets to the homescreen. If you already have the app installed on the SD card, simply move it across onto the phone and it should appear in the list of available widgets. A phone restart after moving the app may be required in some cases.

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Recently changed in this version

- Bug fixes and tweaks.
- If you have a homescreen widget this update may require it to be removed and added again.

- We’re adding breaking news notifications in this release which requires an additional permission in order to upgrade.

- We will only ever send these notifications for important news events and you can easily unsubscribe from them on the app’s settings page.

- Added support for quizzes

- Improvements to app startup performance.

Comments and ratings for News
  • (66 stars)

    by Josh Moore on 14/08/2014


  • (66 stars)

    by J J Curran on 14/08/2014

    Freezes a lot.

  • (66 stars)

    by Aaron Gibson on 14/08/2014

    The app is pretty decent but it absolutely tears through my battery. My phone heats up so much when I use it. No idea what the craic is with that ?

  • (66 stars)

    by Aubrey Skelly on 14/08/2014


  • (66 stars)

    by Ger Victory on 14/08/2014

    Crashes all the time, nexus 4

  • (66 stars)

    by Simon Thornton on 13/08/2014

    As far as the interface goes it's ok, however constant issues with signing into the app on multiple devices, and the far too frequent bad spelling and grammar from the "journalists" means this has to go

  • (66 stars)

    by Eoin Doolan on 11/08/2014

    Constantly requires the app to be closed and reopened.