Covid dominates the list of the top 10 most Googled questions in Ireland in 2021
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The results of Google's annual Year in Search rundown have been released, showcasing what Irish people spent the most time searching for on the tech giant's platform in 2021.
In terms of overall searches, sports dominated with "European Championship" and "Premier League" taking the number one and two spots, respectively, followed, unsurprisingly, by "Coronavirus".
The most searched for person in Ireland on Google, meanwhile, was Danish footballer Christian Eriksen, who collapsed during a game at the aforementioned Euros.
His name was also the fifth most searched for topic overall.
The second most searched for person was racehorse trainer Gordon Elliott, who sparked controversy in 2021 when an image emerged of him sitting on a dead horse.
In terms of entertainment, the most searched for movie was Netflix's blockbuster Red Notice, featuring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.
The streamer was also responsible for the two most searched for TV shows, which were Bridgerton and Squid Game.
"How to register for the Covid-19 vaccine," was the most frequently asked question in the "How to" category of questioning, with "What is Article 16" being the most searched for in the "What is" bracket.
You can check out the top 10 most searched for questions under both categories below.
These were the most Googled "How To" questions in Ireland this year.
- How to register for the Covid-19 vaccine
- How to make Iced Coffee
- How to do an Antigen test
- How to book a Covid-19 test
- How to get rid of fruit flies
- How to do the Jerusalema dance
- How to solve a Rubix Cube
- How to apply for the Covid payment
- How to get the Covid-19 certificate
- How to buy Bitcoin
These were the most Googled "What Is" questions in Ireland this year.
- What is Article 16?
- What is Cop26?
- What is a close contact?
- What is happening in Afghanistan?
- What is the Taliban?
- What is a blowhole?
- What is Squid Game about?
- What is Ramadan?
- What is a verb?
- What is impeachment?