Irish-founded startup Lintil, which aims to streamline and simplify the process of buying a home, has launched its online platform in Ireland.

The free service provides a virtual home-buying assistant, which tracks all stages and steps of the buying journey.

It allows home-buyers to book discounted quotations from all services in the market, including, mortgage brokers, solicitors, insurance companies and property surveyors.

The Dublin-based company was founded by Emmet Creighton, a former property and corporate solicitor and Dr Jonathan McLaughlin, an ex-mathematics, science and technology lecturer.

"We are delighted to officially announce Lintil entering into the Irish market," said Co-founder and CEO, Emmet Creighton.

"The traditional way of buying and selling a home has barely evolved over the last 40 years and is almost done entirely offline, requiring all buyers to coordinate between several different parties, causing unnecessary confusion and stress," he said.

Mr Creighton said Lintil provides an "easy to use" online platform where home-buyers can manage their entire journey.

"We’ve had an overwhelming response from homebuyers contacting us to sign up and tell us they have been waiting for a solution like this for a long time.

"We ran trials for months before the launch and are extremely confident that our virtual home-buying assistant will dramatically improve what before this, was an arduous process," he said.

The new company said it aims to expand operations internationally over the next 12 months.