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Love/Hate and BOD - Ireland's top tweets in 2014

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Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6
Aoibhinn McGinnity as Trish 
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Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6 Aoibhinn McGinnity as Trish RT? One Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6
Charlie Murphy as Siobhan
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Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6 Charlie Murphy as Siobhan RT? One Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6
Charlie Murphy as Siobhan
RT? One
Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6 Charlie Murphy as Siobhan RT? One Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6
Charlie Murphy as Siobhan
RT? One
Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6 Charlie Murphy as Siobhan RT? One Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6
Nidge's runner
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Sunday November 9th

Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6 Nidge's runner RT? One Sunday November 9th

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge

Aoibhinn McGinnity as Trish. Photo: RTE

Aoibhinn McGinnity as Trish. Photo: RTE

Explosive: The finale of Love/Hate season five on RTE1 was full of violent mayhem

Explosive: The finale of Love/Hate season five on RTE1 was full of violent mayhem

Peter Coonan as Fran in Love/Hate

Peter Coonan as Fran in Love/Hate

Charlie Murphy as Siobhan

Charlie Murphy as Siobhan

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Love/Hate Series 5 Episode 6 Aoibhinn McGinnity as Trish RT? One Sunday November 9th

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.

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'It's nothing against Brian O'Driscoll, but having read all six books nominated in the  Bord Gais Energy Sports Book Award category, the choice of his autobiography The Test is a travesty. Photo: Arthur Carron

'It's nothing against Brian O'Driscoll, but having read all six books nominated in the Bord Gais Energy Sports Book Award category, the choice of his autobiography The Test is a travesty. Photo: Arthur Carron

Brian O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll

Robbie Henshaw is being mentored by Brian O'Driscoll in his bid to assume the retired centre's Ireland mantle

Robbie Henshaw is being mentored by Brian O'Driscoll in his bid to assume the retired centre's Ireland mantle

Brian O'Driscoll playing against France in 2000.

Brian O'Driscoll playing against France in 2000.

Brian O'Driscoll playing against France this year.

Brian O'Driscoll playing against France this year.

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'It's nothing against Brian O'Driscoll, but having read all six books nominated in the Bord Gais Energy Sports Book Award category, the choice of his autobiography The Test is a travesty. Photo: Arthur Carron

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.

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