Soccer, celebrity deaths and referendums were some of the most Googled things in Ireland this year.
While extreme weather events such as the ‘Beast From the East’ saw a surge in searches on how to build igloos.
The World Cup was the top-trending Google search for 2018 in Ireland, despite our absence from the tournament.
While last months rugby match Ireland vs New Zealand which saw us beat the All Blacks at home was the 7th top trending search of the year.
The death of Swedish DJ Avicii in April was the second most googled thing this year. While the Death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was the 5th top trending result.
How to register to vote was number 1 in the most “How to” google list. “what is blasphemy?”, “what is the backstop?” and “what is the 8th amendment?” were some of the most googled ‘what is’ questions, coming 1st, 3rd and 5th respectively.
Extreme weather events saw us as Google how to build an igloo, how to bleed radiators, but also “how to get rid of fruit flies” during the summer’s heatwave.