News News


(3 stars)


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500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

  • 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


- New liveblog look and feel!
- Our sports liveblogs now integrate with live match data to bring you the latest score updates even more quickly.
- Get notified when an important event happens in a liveblog.
- Style improvements and bug fixes.

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.

Comments and ratings for News
  • (48)

    by Dennis Kennedy on 22/02/2015

    As I put it, which I believe is was once, a news ccommendate for a news network or a regular network news time slot.I'm going to enjoy and follow thru the app's set up. And most of all, I'm,"Freeky Geeky", put on "stand by" or a "fill'n," saying, 'So long to this 'cruel, cruel world."

  • (48)

    by Neil Kelly on 20/02/2015

    Great app

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    by sij dal on 19/02/2015

    Don't understand why this app needs access to WiFi connection info as a new permission. Why ? Not updating for this reason.

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    by Lisa O'Sullivan on 19/02/2015

    Uninstalling app- it will not open even after updating to the most recent version.

  • (48)

    by Eoin Walsh on 18/02/2015

    Heavy use of cpu causing it to slow the phone and overheat even when phone is in sleep mode , can you have a look into this. Shouldn't be using up 20% of an m8 cpu to run

  • (48)

    by Patraici Kennedy on 17/02/2015

    Great pictures n news. Better than most newspapers. Right up to date. I read it often during the day. Get or you'll lose out .!!! Padraic.

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