Hashtag this, hashtag that. Back in 2007, if you added 'hashtag' before saying anything people would look at you like you had two heads.
Now the '#' is commonplace not only on its spiritual home of Twitter but it's seeped its way into text messaging and even verbal communication (#shots, #hungover) despite the fact that it really has no purpose in those situations.
It's often used as a gathering point for the nation to celebrate its achievements, test our comedic skills or generally just give out about things together as if we're all sitting on the same sofa.
To celebrate 10 years of the hashtag we've compiled some of our favourite ones of an Irish persuasion from the historic, the emotional and the just plain gas.
Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments.
Irish people from all over the world came #hometovote and we all followed #marref in the build up to one of the country's most historic moments - May 22 2015, the day Ireland said "YES".
— Dalia (@Daliah_Hamed) May 23, 2015
A hashtag which took people a while to admit they didn't understand (pssst... 'come on you boys in green') - A nation's way of supporting the Irish football team at home and abroad from their phones and laptops.
It all culminated in that memorable summer of 2016 in France. Here's to more good times in Russia next year.
— Shaun Harris (@SAHsoccer1) June 26, 2016
Every year the country gathers together to cheer the girls on and pretty much take the piss and the results are usually gas.
RTÉ: "Sure isn't the #RoseOfTralee great craic altogether?"
*breaks for news*
RTÉ: "NONE OF YOU WILL OWN HOUSES. EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE"
— Laura (@ElleEmSee) August 22, 2017
The weekly forum for giving out about whoever's on Tubridy's sofa.
— Lee Malone Studio (@leemalonephotog) December 2, 2016
The aforementioned's more festive, happier cousin where it's acceptable to pass judgement on crowd of infants.
— CdotM (@DJCillianMaher) December 4, 2016
THE Irish TV crime drama of the internet age. There was a time from 2012 to 2014 when Irish people spent Sunday evenings sharing how shook they were at the latest twists.
— Alan Kavanagh (@Alkav2u) November 10, 2014
Every March 17.
— Stephen Brian Lowe (@StephenBLowe) March 18, 2015
When our greatest rugby player went out on a high in 2014.
— ???????? 아일랜드 어의 아미 ???????? (@xLisa_Elliottx) March 15, 2014
No explanation needed.
— Caroline O Connell (@carolinekildare) May 29, 2017
— Caroline O Connell (@carolinekildare) July 31, 2017
Could this be their year? The answer is most probably no.
— Mike McCarthy (@MikeMcCarthy67) August 23, 2017
The story that gripped the nation and created civil war in Drumcondra.
Let us bow our heads and remember, had justice prevailed, 80k people would have been soaking up #GarthBrooks in only a few hours from now.
— Karl Hayden (@Khayden2412) July 25, 2014
How will we survive without Vinny?
Another political debate show that gets people talking.
Eddie Hobbs drinking games - every time he says 'performance management' and 'public service reform' take a drink #cblive
— Eimear Cregg (@Creggie82) April 13, 2015
Potentially the most important and historic of them all.
— Dublin NW Together For Yes (@DublinNWRepeal) August 19, 2017
Every May we gather as a nation to give out about something we wouldn't dream of missing. And to console the contestants.
#Eurovision fair play 2 yeah Nicky u done ur best don't beat yourself up over it , its chipper paper for a 1 x 1 so smile an b happy son ????
— stephenjohn hughes (@RUOK4711) May 13, 2016
This was a good 'un.
Being an alter boy and getting to leave school to serve at a funeral #growingupcatholic
— SR - R is for running (@ShaneRooD15) July 25, 2015
A tribute to some of the greatest comedy to ever come out of Irish minds, 20 years on.
Just realised today is #FatherTed20 anniversary. Here's to a show that helped me make sense of the world as a kid too young to understand.
— Steve McCarthy (@steveandthesea) April 21, 2015
— Katie Dawson (@katiedawson23) April 27, 2015
An ironic tribute to the madcap nature of Ireland's national soccer league.
Promotion & pizza! @Galway_FC players pass out pizza to fans waiting at the tunnel to hail their heroes pic.twitter.com/l1IFSjfVeM
— Mark McCadden (@markmccadden) October 31, 2014
Ciaran Kilduff scores the winner against Maccabi & after I interviewed him he asked me was I alright for a lift #GreatestLeagueInTheWorld
— Philip Egan (@philegansport) September 29, 2016
Always good for a lol.
— Funny Signs IRL (@FunnySignsIRL) May 6, 2014
Which way will it go?
— Prequel Knight (@FightingIrishTW) August 22, 2017
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