News News


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  • Ireland news
  • Constantly updated
  • Easy to use
  • Drains battery
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Expert's Review

"Get All Your Irish News Here"

Reviewed by / Mar 13, 2015

Get Ireland's headline and breaking news all day long.


This news app is a must if you live in Ireland. It gives you the newest news all day long. Featuring videos and slideshows, these stories are easy to read and easy to share. You can even read offline! And if you come across a news story of your own, simply snap a picture and send it in.


This app gives you all news all the time. It's live and constantly updated. It's easy to use and you can even add your own news stories.


The app is a battery hog.

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Developer's original description available here 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:

- "Rising Star" - Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2014
- "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.

Recently changed in this version

- Bug fixes


- UI tweaks to the home screen
- Added pull to refresh on liveblogs
- Widgets now auto-refresh more reliably
- Fix for comment sorting options

New permissions needed:
- Location: We're shortly rolling out local news and weather updates
- Wifi: Use of known wifi locations to optimise GIF and video playback quality
- Vibrate: Vibrating notification for key match updates from liveblogs

Lists with News

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Oliver T. Robson, Reviewed by Molly Carter.

Comments and ratings for News
  • (66)

    by Charles Mountney on 01/06/2015

    Daft quizzes. Daft polls. No editorial. Biased reporting. No guts. Pathetic excuse of a news service. Low standard of journalism. We deserve better in Ireland.

  • (66)

    by michael farrelly on 01/06/2015

    Used to love the Journal as it allowed promotion of free speech and ideas not seen in other news media. Alas, unlike the Irish Times and RTE it has bowed to the will of one Dennis O'Brien. It has given minimal coverage to the most important story of 2015 and not allowed any comments on the meagre articles it has produced on this attack on the democratic process in Ireland. Numerous commentators ha

  • (66)

    by Tony Stack on 31/05/2015

    Lately the comments are being hijacked by the same boring inane comments about a certain business man. This happens as you know on all stories even Sports. Sort it out , block them or whatever

  • (66)

    by Yvonne M on 31/05/2015

    Deleting this app. Rubbish "news". All comment sections hijacked with bloody Denis "1.25%" O'Brien. Start reporting on real issues... Yes that includes big, bad O'Brien.... Until ye grow some balls..... Bye bye.

  • (66)

    by Paul Smyth on 31/05/2015

    Censorship central and a mouth piece for powerful tax exiles. Shameful.

  • (66)

    by Marty Mcfly on 31/05/2015

    Dennis O Brien

  • (66)

    by KESTUTIS NORKUS on 31/05/2015

    I'm not rating an app here,it's developed perfectly.Denis O'Brien:this crook should be put to jail for deliberatelly blocking the irish citizens right to free speech and opin ions.Go to hell DOB!

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