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10th Dec 2019

Most popular tweets and hashtags of the year on Irish Twitter

Darragh Murphy

User on Twitter

Twitter in 2019 was an interesting place to be.

It seems that every social media platform serves a particular purpose and most use Twitter to keep track of what’s going on in the world.

There was no shortage of goings-on this year and research has shown exactly what Irish people have been tweeting about since January.

Unsurprisingly, #Brexit topped the list in terms of Irish news tags and international news tags. Filling out the top five of Irish news hashtags were #ClimateStrike, #LE19, #StormLorenzo and #Budget2020.

Twitter-users often use the platform to spread thoughts and raise awareness on social issues and 2019 was no different, with climate change proving a huge talking point throughout the year.

Campaigns such as #20×20 garnered significant traction on the social media platform while Laura Brennan was honoured with the #ThankYouLaura hashtag. The homelessness crisis was discussed using #RaiseTheRoof and the campaign against Direct Provision was also quite prevalent.

Away from social commentary, sport and entertainment continued to be discussed at length and the below images show what people in Ireland were tweeting about most this year in those categories.

Musicians like Lewis Capaldi, Lil Nas X, Liam Gallagher, Ariana Grande and Hozier endeared themselves to Irish fans judging by the amount of attention their tweets got in Ireland.

And in terms of the most retweeted and liked tweets of the year, here are five of the best from 2019.