Irish and international news will be presented in a new RTÉ service aimed at children and young people.

News2day will deliver Irish and international news, sport and entertainment in an accessible and child-friendly style, and will give a voice to young people.

Presented by Cathal Murray from Athlone and Ailbhe Conneely from Portumna, it promises to be,

Funky and fun.

With input from young people promising to be a central feature, there is a demand for this type of news programme for children, says editor Mary Butler,

They want to hear it in a way that's simple and not fussy.

From tomorrow News2day will be on Network 2 (RTÉ 2) every weekday at 5 o’clock.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 January 2003. The reporter is Colm Connolly.