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It’s here! Pokemon Go launches in the Ireland

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Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that has broken download records, has launched in the Ireland.

The app, which was first launched in Australia and New Zealand before overtaking Tinder in the US in popularity, has now appeared on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

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Despite the game not being available in Ireland until now, thousands of players in Ireland have already downloaded the app by changing their region settings or using unofficial app stores, a move which led to warnings of malware from security experts.

Developer Niantic said earlier this week the game’s release in Ireland would be delayed until they were “comfortable” their servers could handle demand.

Statistics released in the US on Wednesday claimed Pokemon Go had already surpassed the number of daily users of Candy Crush Saga, the hugely popular puzzle game from UK developer King.

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The app, which is free to download, has already raised some concerns over claims it could access a user’s entire Google account, including email and passwords.

Niantic quickly responded, claiming the move was unintentional, reassuring users that it was not collecting any exceptional data.

Other safety concerns have also been raised after at least one attempted armed robbery was reported in the US and a woman discovered a dead body while searching for Pokemon with the app.

Police in Darwin, Australia, also issued a message to users on Facebook, asking them to refrain from entering the city’s police station, which had been marked as a PokeStop in the game.

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New figures from SurveyMonkey released on Wednesday claim that the game is already the biggest release in app history in the US.

While puzzle phenomenon Candy Crush Saga has around 20 million daily active users, they claim Pokemon Go has already reached 21 million.