Twitter reveals top trends in Ireland this year

The year's top Twitter trends have been revealed by the social media giant.

Political and sporting upsets provided some of the most popular hashtags in 2016.

#GE16, #repealthe8th, #appletax and #LeavingCert were among the top Irish news trends this year.

#Brexit and #Trump topped the global hashtag charts in 2016.

The big names we lost in 2016 were also there - Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali and the hashtag #RIPAxel all trended.

Ireland's victory over Italy in Euro 2016 and victory against the All Blacks sparked a surge in tweets.

#COYBIG (Come on you boys in Green) topped the table of sporting hashtags.


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