iPad becomes available to purchase directly by Irish customers along with eight other countries. This is Apple's main page in Ireland. Thanks, Steve, we're chuffed, for the launch in Ireland, and the flaccid penis it is after a night on the beer. Hip-hip...I can't be bothered - April seems so long ago now! There is absolutely no news on whether any Irish publisher has signed up to making their books available on the iPad. Prices start at €499.