The wait was finally over for fans of technology when the Apple iPad went on sale in the Republic of Ireland.

One of the first people to get the new device was Daire O’Reilly, who says he will be using his to play video games, watch videos and read comic books. Maya Letkova, Assistant Manager with Compu b. explains how the iPad works and the different services on offer.

Marie Boran of talks about the potential of the iPad for educational and professional environments but also recognises its limitations and expense.

Sharon Tobin reports for RTÉ News on 23 July 2010.