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In a year filled with unbelievable and sometimes completely staggering news, these were the topics that came out on top.

If you weren't tweeting about these topics, were you even tweeting, brah?

It is funny to think that this year was so chocker-block with events, that stuff like the Conor McGregor V Floyd Mayweather fight, The Late Late Toy Show, Twitter's increase from 140 to 280 characters, or anything George Hook related completely missed out on the list.

The biggest news stories on Irish Twitter for 2017 were:

  1. #RepealThe8th
  2. #Brexit
  3. #Ophelia
  4. #IrishWater
  5. #TuamBabies

Meanwhile, internationally, the biggest news stories on Twitter for the year were:

  1. #Trump
  2. #Syria
  3. #GE2017
  4. #Manchester
  5. #Resist

In terms of popular celebs on Twitter, these were the most tweeted-at musicians, with an Irish entry in at No.2:

  1. @Harry_Styles
  2. @NiallOfficial
  3. @ShawnMendes
  4. @ArianaGrande
  5. @edsheeran

These are the most tweeted-at sports stars, with an Irish entry right in at No.1:

  1. @TheNotoriousMMA
  2. @WayneRooney
  3. @Carra23
  4. @GaryLineker
  5. @FloydMayweather

And these are the most tweeted about sporting events of the year:

  1. #WRWC2017
  2. #MayweatherMcGregor
  3. #AllIrelandFinal
  4. #IREvENG
  5. #Superbowl

According to Twitter, these were the three of the most shared Irish tweets of the year (not including celebrity tweets), with the top spot going to JOE's own @JustineStafford:


And, finally, this was THE single most liked tweet of 2017, and now the most liked tweet of all time, and it is entirely deserving of the position:

While you're here... check out The JOE Show Christmas Special with Bressie, the Dublin Gospel Choir and a surprise guest appearance from the star of the season, Jesus Christ Santa Claus!

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