Top 10 topics on Facebook in Ireland in 2015 revealed

Panti Bliss celebrates Yes vote in same sex marriage referendum at Dublin Castle
Panti Bliss celebrates Yes vote in same sex marriage referendum at Dublin Castle

Facebook have released their annual Top 10 of the most discussed subjects this year and the Marriage Equality referendum topped the list.

Between the long campaign, the day of the vote on May 22 and the subsequent enactment and first marriages, the legalisation of same sex unions in Ireland was definitely the story of the year and that is reflected in Facebook's numbers too.

It tops the list of most discussed subjects in 2015 in Ireland.

The war in Syria and the ensuing refugee crisis was second on the list, while St Patrick's Day was third.

Other items of note on the list include the Paris Attacks last month (5), Steven Gerrard's move to LA (6) and the upcming Star wars film (8).

The full list is:

1. Same-Sex Marriage Referendum
2. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
3. St. Patrick’s Day
4. UK General Election
5. November 13 Attacks in Paris
6. Greek Debt Crisis
7. Steven Gerrard moves to LA Galaxy
8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight
10. Nepal Earthquakes

Facebook have also released a global topic list and the US Presidential election, which isn't even on until next year, lads the way.

Here is the global Top 10, with the Irish marriage equality referendum helping to get that global issue into the list.

1.    US Presidential Election
2.    November 13 Attacks in Paris
3.    Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
4.    Nepal Earthquakes
5.    Greek Debt Crisis
6.    Marriage Equality
7.    Fight Against ISIS
8.    Charlie Hebdo Attack
9.    Baltimore Protests
10.  Charleston Shooting & Flag Debate

Facebook have also put together a nifty video summing up the year


As the year draws to a close, we remember what brought us together in 2015, and look forward the connections we'll make in 2016.

Posted by Facebook on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The most talked about places in Ireland are also ranked, with tourist attractions dominating the list

1. Guinness Storehouse & Brewery
2. Cliffs of Moher
3. Dublin Zoo
4. Blarney Castle
5. Croke Park
6. Tayto Park
7. Temple Bar
8. 3Arena
9. The Temple Bar Pub
10. Forta Wildlife Park

Ed Sheeran was the most discussed entertainer, ahead of Taylor Swift and Kanye West while the Number 1 TV show was Game of Thrones.

The top movie was the upcoming Star Wars film and Floyd Mayweather was the most talked about sports star, one place ahead of the man he beat in the most hyped fight of the year, Manny Pacquiao.