Controversial app SimSimi has been taken offline in Ireland

The app has been associated with cyberbullying in Irish schools

Messaging app SimSimi has been taken offline in Ireland. The app was the cause of controversy earlier this week, with school principals warning parents about the app and the links to cyberbullying. 

In the last number of hours, the service has gone offline in Ireland, with users receiving the following message. 

We have contacted the company for a statement.