Revealed: The top 10 things people in Ireland Googled in 2016
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Revealed: The top 10 things people in Ireland Googled in 2016

AS WE come to the end of 2016, Google has rounded up the 10 most searched for items in Ireland for the year. 

In one of the most dramatic years in global politics in recent memory, political events dominated the search for Ireland.

From Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton the US election to Brexit, international affairs dominated the search terms as well as queries surrounding the Olympics and Pat Hickey's arrest in Rio.

Matt Cooke, Head of Google’s News Lab said: “As ever, our annual Year In Search survey has shown a snapshot of what Ireland cared about in 2016 and the results are fascinating.

“The diversity in the top 10 most trending topics of the year show how which political events have dominated the zeitgeist, how celebrities have touched our hearts and how sport continues to unite us.”

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From the Euros, to Donald Trump and the Olympics, here's a round up of what Ireland searched for most in 2016... 

Euros 2016 

Unsurprisingly the Euros 2016 topped the list of most Googled items for Ireland in 2016.

During the European Championships in France, the Irish fans went viral for their antics, most notably cleaning up Bordeaux and helping an elderly French couple change their tyre.

Ireland players applaud their fans following defeat to France [Picture: ©INPHO/James Crombie] Ireland players applaud their fans following defeat to France [Picture: ©INPHO/James Crombie]

Pokemon Go 

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Pokémon Go was released in Britain and Ireland at the beginning of July.

The augmented reality game allows smartphone users to track and catch virtual Pokemon, however she rural Irish players had some problems catching them all in the countryside.

Pokemon Go. (Picture: Pokémon Go)

David Bowie 

The Starman was the third most Googled item this year following his death on January 8.

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Rock legend David Bowie performs on stage at the Forum in Copenhagen late 07 October 2003. == DENMARK OUT == AFP PHOTO NILS MEILVANG/SCANPIX NORDFOTO (Photo credit should read NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images) Rock legend David Bowie died early in 2016 on January 8. (Picture: NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump

The controversial candidate became the 45th President-Elect earlier this year and was fourth most Googled search in Ireland in 2016.

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 01: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a stop at U.S. Bank Arena on December 1, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images) Controversial candidate Donald Trump became the 45th President Elect of the US earlier this year. (Picture: Ty Wright/Getty Images)

Brexit 

The referendum that had everyone talking - and voting - came in at number five.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Pro-Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament on November 23, 2016 in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will not delay triggering article 50, the formal process of leaving the European Union, but wants to avoid a "cliff edge". (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Pro Leave campaigners form a demonstration in Westminster backing Prime Minster to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Olympics 

Whether it was Pat Hickey and the Rio ticketing scandal or the O'Donovan Brothers, the 2016 Rio Olympics were the sixth most Googled search in Ireland in 2016.

Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan [©INPHO/Morgan Treacy] Irish rowers Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan [©INPHO/Morgan Treacy]

Prince 

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The Purple Rain singer, who died on April 21, was the seventh popular term searched by people in Ireland in 2016.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Musician Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Prince was honored with the Vanguard Award. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Purple Rain singer Prince died earlier this year on April 21.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

US Election 

The US Election was one of this year's hot topics, coming in at number eight on the most Googled terms in Ireland.

TOPSHOT - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the final presidential debate on October 19, 2016. (Picture: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Suicide Squad 

In at number nine, the DC Comics fantasy film grossed $745.6million at the Box Office and was one of the most popular films of 2016.

(Picture: Suicide Squad) (Picture: Suicide Squad)

Ireland vs New Zealand 

Finally in at number 10 is 'Ireland vs New Zealand.'

The Irish team had a historic 40-29 win over the All Blacks in Chicago on November 5, where for the first time in 111 years, the Boys in Green beat New Zealand.

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The AIG Rugby Weekend, Solider Field, Chicago, USA 5/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand All Blacks Ireland's Jack McGrath celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan Ireland's Jack McGrath celebrates winning (Picture: INPHO/Dan Sheridan)