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Ireland's favourite news app

Journal Media

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 2.5K Ratings
    • Free



#1 Free News App in Ireland

The Journal is Ireland’s most popular online news source. Our multi-award winning team delivers breaking news, hard-hitting investigations and smart commentary on the issues that matter to you. We explain, we factcheck, we listen through interactive and multimedia storytelling, all in a user-friendly format.


We've won a lot of awards:
The Mary Raftery Prize for outstanding social affairs journalism 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Media Literacy Ireland, Media Champion 2023
The Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Journalism Award 2022, 2021, 2020
New York Festival of Radio, Gold medallist, Best Documentary Podcast 2020
Celtic Media Festival, Best Radio Documentary 2020
Justice Media Awards, multiple, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Miriam Hederman O’Brien Award 2016
- Rising Star, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2014
- Best Mobile App,- Eircom Spiders 2012
- Best Web Only Publication, Irish Web Awards 2012
- Best Sports Website, Irish Web Awards 2012
- Best News Website, Eircom Spiders 2011
- Best Digital Editor, 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

“Really impressed by The Journal …and its focus on citizen storytelling” - Mark Little, founder of Storyful, Kinzen

"Best Addition to Irish Media" - Ian Dempsey

"The Future" - Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe

"I highly recommend you download It" - Des Bishop


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- Trustworthy breaking news and opinion from Ireland and beyond
- Get only the most important news alerts straight to your phone
- Clear-sighted analysis and explainers to guide you through hot topics
- Submit photos, video and tips directly to our journalists from your device
- Listen to award-winning podcasts such as The Explainer, Stardust and Redacted Lives in-app
- Vote in our daily topical polls
- Send a question to Ireland’s only verified FactCheck team
- Submit story ideas to our community-driven investigative unit at Noteworthy
- Hear the diverse stories of a modern Ireland in our Voices opinion section
- Contribute to and read our popular Money Diaries, Sitdown Sunday and other weekly features
- Test out our fun and informative news quizzes
- Join our comments community
- Share articles directly from the app to your social networks, to email and your messaging apps
- Sign up for our behind-the-scenes newsletters on the climate crisis, public health, misinformation and more
- Find brilliant sports storytelling from our sister publication The42

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What’s New

Version 3.31.14

- Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Slungbox ,

You Irish!!

Just signed in and have enjoyed the news...good and bad. Always like to have access to the “auld sod”. Find the reporting style both accurate and novel as compared to the US news sources. Hope the newspaper survives the internet. Detroit Patrick

Clonaghaborohouse ,


I find your reporting very pro- British. If someone mentions ‘the north of Ireland’ you will change it to Northern Ireland, why? What you are doing is what the Brit’s want - portray the 6 counties as a different country oblivious to the thousands of Irish people who see it as much a part of Ireland as cork or Kerry. If you want to be viewed as an independent and honest news app then quote people in what and how they say things not as you would want them to say it. Actually, I’d love to know the answer to this question - are you instructed/told you MUST revere to the north of Ireland as Northern Ireland and change people’s reference to NI using any other term????

Siucrafemme ,

News from an Irish perspective

I enjoy reading about what’s happening in Ireland as well as to hear what the Irish news media is saying about what’s happening around the world.

App Privacy

The developer, Journal Media, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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