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LOOK: Irish Twitter Releases Most Popular Tweets Of 2020

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:06 8 Dec 2020


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Irish Twitter 2020

Today, Irish Twitter released a list of the most popular tweets of 2020.

They shared what we hash-tagged, who we talked about and the stories we latched onto.

Here's a look back at Irish Twitter in 2020:

Most liked tweet

Paul Mescal's, 'I'm Irish,' tweet claims this title.

He made the comment after the UK media tried to claim him as their own.

Tony Holohan's tweet announcing he's taking time away to spend with his family was also very popular.

Ireland also mourned the sad and untimely passing of much loved and admired actor Chadwick Boseman in August.

Another massively popular tweet came from Macaulay Culkin who shocked the world by revealing he turned 40 this year.

The trailer for Jamie Dornan's #WildMountainThyme also became a massive talking point on Irish Twitter.

Ireland and the world, not just the USA, seemed to wait with bated breath until Joe Biden was announced as President-elect. 

And we finished the year with one of the most talked about Christmas ads, which pulled at all our heart strings.

Warning: the below video could make you cry.

Hashtags in 2020

In addition to #Covid19 and #Coronavirus, Irish Twitter was actively following and talking about #GE2020.

It was also the year when the world and Ireland stood up and shouted that #BlackLivesMatter following the death of #GeorgeFloyd.

Other popular topics were #GolfGate and the continued ups and downs of #Brexit.

#LFC becoming Premier League champions was also a massive talking point for Irish people.

And of course #Trump and all things #Election2020.

Sport in 2020

Marcus Rashford’s was the most talked about sports person on Irish Twitter in 2020.

He was followed by Conor McGregor, Paul Pogba, and the untimely loss of Kobe Bryant.

While Bruno Fernandes rounds off the list.

Another massive global sporting story on Twitter this year was the death of one of soccer’s greatest legends, Diego Maradona.

Millions shared their love and grief on the platform and tributes continue to pour in every day.

Entertainment in 2020

For the second year running, Irish Twitter showed its grá for #LoveIsland.

It's top of the list of most talked about entertainment moments on Irish Twitter.

This was followed closely by Alison Spittle’s #CovideoParty.

Marianne, Connell and their romantic ups and downs in #NormalPeople was also a massive story.

Music in 2020

When it comes to Irish Twitter’s favourite tunes, 2020 was the year of Ariana Grande.

Joining her in second and third was our own Niall Horan and his former bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

This year, they celebrated #10YearsOfOneDirection.

Out of nowhere Jedward came in at number four, possibly due to their Tweets encouraging us all to #WearAMask.

And slipping from last year’s number three to this year’s fifth but still a fan favourite is Liam Gallagher.

What a year it's been!

Cover photo via The BBC

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