Rugby World Cup and Conor McGregor top Irish Google searches in 2015

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The Rugby World Cup was the top search item on Irish Google in 2015

Despite Ireland's heartbreaking quarter-final defeat to Argentina, the Rugby World Cup gathered enough attention to top Irish Google's most searched item for the year.

Karen Buckley, the Irish student who was murdered in Glasgow in April, was the second most-searched item.

The UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, fresh off his stunning victory against Jose Aldo in Las Vegas last Saturday comes out as the third-most searched item in 2015. 

McGregor also manages to nab the top spot for most search sportsperson on Irish Google.

The terrorists attacks in Paris, both the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the recent November attacks, were the fourth most-searched items.

Rounding out the top five most-search is Lamar Odom, the 36-year basketball player who was married to reality star Khloe Kardashian.

Odom was hospitalised in November after a drinking binge in Las Vegas and still remains in poor health.

The rest of the top ten searches is made up of Jurassic World, Eurovision 2015,Charlie Hebdo and Operation Transformation 2015.

Ed Sheeran was the top searched music act in 2015, while Adele's comeback put her in second place.

Charles Haughey tops the list of politicians, aiding by RTÉ's mini series about his life that was broadcast during the summer.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, who came out as gay on Irish radio before the marriage referendum, was the second most-searched politician .

US presidential candidate Donald Trump features as does David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Ed Miliband and Renua Ireland's Terence Flanagan, whose car crash interview on radio went viral in Irish news.