Add Ireland to the list of countries in which Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store is now open. The computer giant today (Jan. 6) launched an Irish version of the download retailer, featuring more than

Add Ireland to the list of countries in which Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store is now open. The computer giant today (Jan. 6) launched an Irish version of the download retailer, featuring more than 700,000 songs.

The catalog includes tracks exclusive to Ireland by Destiny's Child, Scissor Sisters, Green Day, Damien Rice, the Thrills, the Pogues and the Corrs.

Tracks cost €0.99 ($1.26) each. Consumer features and usage rights are the same as for the North American and European iTunes stores: Customers can play songs on up to five personal computers, burn a playlist up to seven times and transfer tracks to an unlimited number of iPods.

The Irish store follows the opening of the Canadian version of iTunes last month and is part of a larger global expansion for iTunes. Apple has introduced the service in 14 countries outside the United States since the middle of last year. In addition to Canada and Ireland, the company has stores for the United Kingdom, France and Germany, as well as a single store that services Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

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