The Irish Daily Star (formerly known simply as The Star, and known in Northern Ireland as The Irish Star) is a tabloid newspaper published in Ireland by Independent Star Limited. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world It was first published on 29 February 1988. Leap years Although the modern calendar counts a year as 365 days a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) 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. Since 2003, a Sunday edition has been published, as Irish Daily Star Sunday. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 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 Sir Anthony O'Reilly's Independent News and Media. Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December, 1951) is a British Publisher, current owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern and Shell Sir Anthony Joseph Francis O'Reilly PhD often known simply as "Tony O'Reilly" born 7 May 1936 is a Dublin -born billionaire who holds both Irish and British Independent News & Media plc ( INM) is a media organisation based in Dublin, Ireland with interests in 22 countries on 4 continentsworldwide
The newspaper's offices are located in Terenure in Dublin 6W and they employ around 100 full-time staff. The controlling editor of the paper is Ger Colleran. Ger Colleran is an Irish Journalist and editor of the Irish Daily Star.
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 Irish Sun, despite the strong visual similarities between the two. Ireland on Sunday was a Sunday Newspaper in the Republic of Ireland, published by Associated Newspapers Ireland Limited a subsidiary of the The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language
In Northern Ireland The Irish Star features a green masthead, in order to distinguish it from the UK version which is also sold there. Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of