The Apple iPad went on sale in the Republic of Ireland this morning.

Up to 70 people queued outside Compu b, near Dublin's Grafton Street.

However, queues were not as large as those in the UK, when the product went on sale there earlier in the summer.

The iPad ranges in price from €499 for 16GB memory and WiFi capability, to €799 for 64GB memory and both WiFi and 3G capability.

While retailers say trade was brisk this morning, the product has not sold out.

It also went on sale this morning in Hong Kong, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.