Twitter looks back at the year

Repeal the 8th and the Beast from the East were some of the biggest Irish news hashtags on Twitter in 2018.

The social media giant has looked into what the World was talking about most this year, with Brexit and the Royal Wedding some of the most discussed global events.

The Presidential Election was also a big talking point, with #aras18 the third most popular Irish News Hashtag.

While TV shows Irish viewers tweeted the most about included Love Island and Eurovision.

Some of the most popular tweets in Ireland from 2018 included ones about Storm Emma:


Including that infamous Lidl Incident where the store in Fortunestown in Tallaght was destroyed and looted:


There was also a tweet from RuPaul in Irish to support his BFF Michelle Visage on Ireland's Got Talent.


And a devastating one from The Cranberries after the passing away of Dolores O'Riordan:


Here are the most popular Irish hashtags