A Northern Irish daily has become the latest regional title to introduce a metered paywall onto its website.
The Belfast-based Irish News has announced the move, which will come into effect from the end of this month.
It follows a relaunch of the newspaper’s website last week, with new features including photo galleries, video interviews, live blogs, puzzles, sports coverage updates and data.
The website, pictured below, will remain completely free to view until 28 July.
After this date, readers will have access to 10 free articles each month before being asked to pay.
Weekly subscriptions will start from £4.49 per week, or 64p a day. A combination of print and online packages will be available offering weekly, monthly or annual fees.
Dominic Fitzpatrick, managing director at the Irish News, said: “Keeping up with the ever-evolving digital world is the key to a successful business.
“The Irish News has a very strong readership and, as an organisation, we are committed to constantly seeking new ways to bring more value to our readers.
“We feel the new website will deliver added extras to existing and new readers. The brand new website is easy to navigate and will provide more opportunities for multi-media content.
“As an organisation we aim to be progressive, which is why we are delighted to have a team with such extensive experience and expertise in digital journalism.”
The News becomes the latest of several UK regional titles to experiment with the metered paywall model.