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Irish News available through new home delivery service during coronavirus pandemic

The Irish News is available through a new daily newspaper home delivery service. Picture by Mal McCann

THE Irish News is joining forces with other leading daily newspapers to launch a home delivery service designed to ensure that readers are provided with a vital source of trusted news during the coronavirus pandemic.

As the Covid-19 crisis has unfolded, massively impacting on people's lives, The Irish News has been covering numerous stories on how communities are coming together to provide local services for one another.

And as people - particularly the elderly and vulnerable - isolate themselves and embrace social distancing, three newspapers are uniting to make sure their readers continue to receive their daily edition.

Now more than ever, it is important that people have access to news, which has led The Irish News, News Letter and Daily Mirror to join together to offer a daily newspaper home delivery service in Belfast.

The service has been launched following a huge number of requests from readers of the three newspapers looking for their paper to be delivered either for themselves or elderly parents.

Some people simply cannot do without The Irish News and the regular voice of our journalists to help inform them in these difficult times.

The service, which is being launched today, will see the first newspapers dispatched on Monday morning.

The Irish News is working on delivery options across the north to add to their Belfast delivery initiative.

Editor Noel Doran said: "The role of newspapers in providing trusted news, comment and analysis has never been more important than during the pandemic crisis.

"It is unfortunate that the wider upheaval has made it more difficult for people to obtain their favourite titles, so it is entirely appropriate that the daily papers are joining forces to launch a new home delivery service for the Belfast area.

"We look forward to further strengthening our close relationship with our readers."

Alistair Bushe, editor of the News Letter, said: "This is a critical time for the regional media industry and for the communities that we serve.

"During this crisis I'm delighted that the News Letter, The Irish News, and the Daily Mirror are pulling together to try and ensure that the trusted news that we provide is getting out to as many of our readers as possible."

To find out how you can get your hands on the latest copy of your favourite newspaper without leaving your home, please visit irishnews.com/homedelivery - sign up is very easy, with all information available on the website.

Readers also have the option to arrange a home delivery by calling  028 9089 0143. 

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