Radio fans can rejoice. A new Irish app, the Irish Radioplayer, has made every radio station in the Republic of Ireland available on a single mobile platform.
The app, which is available for free, was officially launched by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD.
The new app is a partnership between RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI).
All RTÉ FM and digital radio stations as well as all local, regional and national commercial radio stations will be available on the Irish Radioplayer, giving listeners access in one place to the Republic of Ireland’s 43 stations.
“The Irish Radioplayer is proof of the great strides that can be made when all broadcasters put aside their competitive differences and focus on what is in the best interests of the Irish radio audience,” says John Purcell, chairman of the IBI.
“For almost a century, radio stations old and new in Ireland have been a conduit for conversation, a network for news and an entrée for entertainment. It is terrific that everyone can be part of that in just one touch,” says Tom Maguire, head of RTÉ Radio 1.
The Irish Radioplayer app is available to download now at www.radioplayer.ie or directly from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.