The World: Dublin - Associated plots pre-lunchtime Metro launch

Associated Newspapers is planning to launch a version of Metro UK in Dublin.

The freesheet will be daily, but will be distributed pre-lunchtime instead of early morning to avoid going head-to-head with the Irish Independent, one of Ireland's best-selling dailies. The timing will also see Associated avoiding direct competition with Independent News Media's Evening Herald.

Editorial staff on Associated Newspapers' Ireland on Sunday are already said to be putting together dummy issues for a possible launch later in the year.