The Irish Daily Mirror has launched its first stand-alone Republic of Ireland website and e-edition.
The website – www.irishmirror.ie – will provide exclusive Irish news online for the first time. Previously, the Irish Daily Mirror’s content was incorporated as part of the Daily Mirror’s UK site.
It will feature breaking news and live blogs from its Ireland-based journalists, while also using entertainment and sports coverage from its sister title in the UK.
Both the e-edition and website were launched today.
Online development will be led from Dublin by James McNamara, who will report to editor-in-chief John Kierans.
Kierans said: "Irishmirror.ie and the launch of our Irish e-edition are exciting new offerings in the Irish market that have been in development for several months. Irish Mirror.ie brings together advanced technological features and our award-winning local and national journalism resulting in a dynamic, vibrant news and entertainment portal.
"The site is far and beyond the most technologically advanced amongst our competitors in the Republic of Ireland and will allow us to be first with breaking news. We’re very confident it will quickly become the daily ‘go-to’ website for users in Ireland, and beyond.”