Sky News will become free to air in Ireland as the channel launches on the Saorview platform from Tuesday, 30 November.

Users of Ireland’s free digital television service will find Sky News on Saorview channel 23 – giving viewers access to Sky News’ live 24-hour news bulletins and programmes, with all the latest breaking news from around the world and developments closer to home with reporting from Sky News correspondents covering breaking stories across the island of Ireland.

Commenting on the launch of Sky News on Saorview, Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, said: "Sky News is a multi-platform, world class service that regularly covers the issues that matter here. We have production teams and correspondents based out of Dublin and Belfast, who contribute to the Sky News service every day, so we are delighted that our channel is being made free to air in Ireland."

Also commenting on the launch, Saorview’s Jim Higgins said: "Sky News is a welcome addition to the Saorview family of free-to-air channels. The launch of Sky News on Saorview will offer our audience a new source of local and global news from a popular and well-recognised international news channel."

Sky News will automatically appear on most Saorview approved set-top boxes and TV sets on 30 November. However, some users may have to rescan their set-top box or TV to receive Sky News.