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11th Dec 2019

The most talked about moments on Facebook in Ireland this year have been revealed

Alan Loughnane

2019, it’s been a hell of a year.

Facebook continues to be the most popular social network in the world with 2.45 billion monthly active users on the platform.

But even if you’re not using Facebook, the chances are you’re in the loop. The company stated this year that 2.8 billion people were using at least one of the company’s core products (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or Messenger) each month.

So it’s safe to say, you likely use some platform controlled by Facebook.

On Wednesday, the company shared it’s annual ‘Year in Review’ which reveals the most talked about and celebrated moments on Facebook in Ireland in 2019.

It’s hard to believe some of this happened less than a year ago.

Facebook Ireland Year in Review 2019

January: Munster Rugby

February: Lady Gaga performance at the Oscars

March: Christchurch Mosque Attack

April: Notre Dame de Paris Fire

May: Game of Thrones Finale

June: President Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland

July: Fortnite Battle Royale at the Fortnite World Cup 2019

August: Amazon Forest Fires

September: Electric Picnic

October: Brexit

November: Gay Byrne

“Every day, people come to Facebook to connect with their friends and family, to support the causes they believe in and talk about the things that matter to them,” Gareth Lambe, Head of Facebook Ireland said.

“As with previous years, it’s incredible to see the range of topics discussed on Facebook by people in Ireland; from local politics and sport to global entertainment and world events. This year is no different with highlights including Munster Rugby, Brexit, Electric Picnic, Game of Thrones finale and the Amazon forest fires. 

“Instagram is about bringing you closer to the people and things you love through creative expression and inspiring people to discover and explore their interests. The 2019 most followed accounts and hashtags, highlights that people in Ireland have a love for sports, interiors, nature, and of course Love Island.”