ONE of the grittiest instalments of this year's Love/Hate generated the most Irish tweets in 2014.
The episode which saw Siobhan pushing Pauley off a roof, a child being shot and Patrick slitting a man's throat caused Irish tweeters to post in force.
However, it wasn't just the gruesome events on the RTE drama that caused a spike in social media usage.
Brian O'Driscoll's final match, when Ireland beat France in the Six Nations, also caused a jump in Irish tweets.
The match generated 210,000 postings overall. BOD's picture showing his boots and number 13 jersey hanging up for the last time was re-tweeted 39,000 times.
In terms of Irish trends, however, the man that rose to the top of tweets was Garth Brooks.
The debacle this summer which saw the singer's Croke Park gigs cancelled due to a licensing row with Dublin City Council pushed Brooks to the top of the trend chart.
Twitter said Brooks was followed by the 2015 budget, the local elections and the Ellen Degeneres' Oscar selfie has become the most popular tweet ever. Alan Shatter, Graham Norton, BOD, Donal Walsh, and Conor Mcgregor were the top five Irish people tweeted about this year.