Stay up-to-date on all the latest Irish national and international news with the RTÉ News Now app for iPhone and iPad

This free app offers all the latest headlines, breaking news, live news bulletins, latest sport results, entertainment updates, audio, video, weather & more.

- Latest national and international news and analysis from RTÉ
- Breaking news push notifications
- Audio & video clips
- Watch RTÉ New Now channel live
- Personalise your news feed with more than 25 content categories to choose from
- Read offline
- Save stories to read later
- Synchronise your news feed across multiple devices

What's New

Version 5.1.27

- Bug fixes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
160 Ratings
160 Ratings

Balanced Reading


The app has really improved after removing the pop up ads

The question remains as to why ads are still on news articles
After the fb data mining scandal , Rte need to to re-evaluate this part of their app service

Clicking on an imbedded video and adjusting the volume control leaves the user looking at the volume settings , missing the video

Being able to customize sports news weather is great

Loss of “Live News” a big loss.


Loss of “Live News” a big loss. Not much video left.



This really is a step backwards from the previous versions. All the stories appear in what looks like random groupings of news, sports and entertainment with different sized and for the most part oversized photos associated with each one. There's no obvious "Headline" list making it harder to decipher what's important.

...And because of the oversized photos you have to scroll excessively to get through it all.

There is a menu where you can select the category you're interested in which helps - a little. But the default state of the main page at open is just a mess...

This seems to be an example of "form over function" where graphic designers have run amok.. Prior versions were more concise where you could see most headlines at a glance, then click into whatever story you were interested in.

Downsizing the photos and recreating a concise Headline list would, in my opinion, be a big help...


75.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Albanian, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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