Whether it's you love it or loathe it, Twitter has solidified its place as a smorgasbord of world opinion.
For the past twelve months, Ireland has had a pretty varied taste in tweets, leading the social media giant to release the most popular hashtags, accounts and talking-points from the past year.
Political chatter rang true, as well as weather chat (classic Ireland) and world happenings such as the Notre Dame fire and Trump's repeated nonsense.
Top Five Irish News Hashtags:
Top Five International News Hashtags used in Ireland:
Top Five Sports Handles used in Ireland:
Top Five Entertainment Hashtags used in Ireland:
Top Five Music Handles used in Ireland:
The five most popular tweets of 2019 include:
1. Bonnie Greer showing support for Ireland on Question Time
2. Jonathan Walters announcing his retirement
Isn’t it ironic...my Achilles heel has literally been my Achilles heel and finished me off!
I am now retired from playing football
It’s been epic
Veni vidi vici pic.twitter.com/ZC3m0LmYn5— Jonathan Walters (@JonWalters19) March 22, 2019
3. Katie Taylor announcing yet another title win
What a grueling and amazing night at MSG! Dream come true to come away with all the belts. It was a very close fight but mission accomplished! Thanks so much to the fans for all the support. Today is a day for celebrating with family as UNDISPUTED! pic.twitter.com/xKsSsT6Xjr— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) June 2, 2019
4. Ireland helping Paul McGrath locate his son
Please retweet. Looking for social media help please.— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) July 25, 2019
Has anyone seen my son Paul in around Hale, Manchester , London or any airports in the past few days? Police have been informed but we are very concerned and someone somewhere might have spotted him #thankyou pic.twitter.com/qebz5ks9MA
5. And, finally, the three Irish men who wanted a photo in Times Square but none of them had a phone or camera
When I was in the city last week, these three Irishmen asked me to take a photo of them, but none of them had phones.— Christina (@CBones705) May 12, 2019
“you’ll take the picture and we’ll find it someday”
so if by some strange turn of events anyone knows these guys, here’s their photo pic.twitter.com/ZrPvKXusJ7