Facebook reveals most talked-about topics in Ireland in 2015
The same-sex marriage referendum was the most talked about topic in Ireland on Facebook during 2015, according to new data released by the social network.
Facebook, which has over 2m Irish users and over 1m daily users here, said that the Syrian refugee crisis was the next most discussed topic, with St Patrick’s Day a close third.
The UK general election, Paris terror attacks and Greek debt crisis came next, with footballer Steven Gerrard’s move to US team LA Galaxy in seventh place.
Globally, the US presidential election was the most talked-about topic, with nearly a year to go to election day.
The world’s most talked-about entertainers was topped by Ed Sheeran, followed by Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Nicky Jam and Wiz Khalifa.
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones ruled the small screen as the most talked-about TV show, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the list of most talked-about movies.
1. Same-Sex Marriage Referendum
2. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
3. St. Patrick’s Day
4. UK General Election
5. November 13 Attacks in Paris
6. Greek Debt Crisis
7. Steven Gerrard moves to LA Galaxy
8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight
10. Nepal Earthquakes
1. Guinness Storehouse & Brewery
2. Cliffs of Moher
3. Dublin Zoo
4. Blarney Castle
5. Croke Park
6. Tayto Park
7. Temple Bar
9. The Temple Bar Pub
10. Forta Wildlife Park