The news app brings you the latest breaking news, local Irish and international news, sport, business, lifestyle and entertainment stories from The app is totally free to use. It was awarded a Special Mention in the Best News Mobile Service category at the WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards, 2017.

Key Features:
• ‘Top Stories’ provides a curated feed of the latest, breaking stories from Ireland and overseas from’s award winning journalists.
• ‘Latest’ offers a chronological feed of the most recent stories.
• Users can personalise their menus to reorder their feeds and add feeds of particular stories. Like GAA? Hit the star button in the hamburger menu and it will be added to your navigation.
• Don’t have time to read a particular story? Use the bookmarking function to save it for later, or to read offline.
• Have an Apple Watch? Get story summaries, glance-able headlines and news alerts on your wrist
• Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
• Video, audio and photo galleries
• Related stories and topics allow you to find out more about a story, its background and context.
• Get news alerts for breaking news.

If you choose to receive push notifications, no personal information relating to you is stored or processed. We keep all information secure, and never share it with any other party in accordance with’s Privacy Statement available at and cookie policy available at

You can unsubscribe from push notifications in your device’s Notifications settings: find the News app in the list of your installed apps and disable ‘Allow Notifications’."

If you’ve any problems, comments or suggestions for improving the news app, please contact us at or leave us a review.

What's New

Version 5.15

Bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings

Ridiculous adverts

Every single time you open a news story, a dog ad pops up... EVERY TIME! I’ve had this app for years. Deleting it now. Even if you don’t mind the terrible experience, the indo has clearly decided to be a gossip rag, having more stories on some chick called vogue than broadsheet news.


No iPhone X support

When will you add iPhone X support?


World Class Readability

Independent's app scores equal with - actually SUPERIOR to Fox News Mobile. With Independent's easy text size button, readability is just plain easy. All the beauty and speed of access is here. News doesn't get quicker than this.


Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited
49.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+


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