The Irish Daily Star
(formerly known simply as The Star
) is a tabloid newspaper
published in Ireland
by the Independent Star Limited. It was first published on 29 February 1988. Nominally it is the Irish version of the UK tabloid Daily Star
. It does however contain more Irish content than any similar Irish editions of the UK national newspapers. Its slogan is "Better... because we're Irish."
The newspaper has made a name for itself in coverage of crime, with often sensational coverage. It also focuses on celebrity matters, and has a large sports section. Between 2003
, a Sunday edition was published, as Irish Daily Star Sunday
.Independent Star Limited is a joint venture between Richard Desmond
's UK based Express Newspapers Limited, which owns the British Daily Star
, and Irish news magnate Denis O'Brien
's Independent News and Media
The newspaper's offices were located in Terenure in Dublin 6W until November 2010, They are now located in Building 4 of the Dundrum Town Centre complex. The Star employ around 100 full-time staff. The controlling editor of the paper is Ger Colleran
Irish Daily Star and the Daily Star (UK)
Like its British sister paper, the Irish Daily Star has a red-top mast head.
However, while the Daily Star
focuses almost exclusively on celebrity content, the Irish Star
includes coverage of Irish issues. In this sense, it has more in common with the Daily Mail and General Trust "celtified" title, Ireland on Sunday
than The Irish...