08 Aug 2022

REVEALED: What were Ireland’s most popular Google searches in 2020?

REVEALED: What were Ireland’s most popular Google searches in 2020?

Google has revealed what Irish people searched for the most in 2020 with their top 10 searches list published today.

In a year like no other Ireland's most searched for topics were unsurprisingly Covid dominated, yet the US presidential election took the title as Ireland's overall most searched for in 2020.

As Irish people endured a global pandemic, lockdowns and a US election shrouded in controversy, people turned to Google for answers to the many pressing issues 2020 threw at us.

Joe Biden, Boris Johnston and Kim Jong Un were the top three most searched people last year, while Ireland's own Phil Hogan and Katie Taylor feature in the top 10.

From 'how to cut men's hair' to 'how to make hand sanitiser', Irish people looked to the internet's wisdom to tie them over two national lockdowns (without barbers) and keep the virus at bay.

Brown bread and scones were top the most searched recipes this year. In what will come as a shock to many, banana bread doesn't feature in the list despite the boom that gripped the nation particularly during the first lockdown.

Here's Ireland's most searched in 2020:

Top 10 searches - Overall

  1. US Election
  2. Coronavirus
  3. Caroline Flack
  4. Premier League
  5. CNN
  6. Joe Biden
  7. Zoom
  8. Fox News
  9. Kobe Bryant
  10. Google Classroom

Top 10 Searches - People

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Boris Johnson
  3. Kim Jong Un
  4. Phillip Schofield
  5. Donald Trump
  6. Kamala Harris
  7. Phil Hogan
  8. Bruno Fernandes
  9. Katie Taylor
  10. Michael Jordan

Top 10 Searches - losses

  1. Caroline Flack
  2. Kobe Bryant
  3. Naya Rivera
  4. Marian Finucane
  5. George Floyd
  6. Keelin Shanley
  7. Chadwick Boseman
  8. Sean Connery
  9. Jack Charlton
  10. John Hume

Top 10 'How to' searches

  1. How to make a mask
  2. How to make hand sanitiser
  3. How to register to vote
  4. How to cut men's hair
  5. How to make scones
  6. How to make banana bread
  7. How to cut your own hair
  8. How to make cookies
  9. How to cancel COVID payment
  10. How to get tested for coronavirus Ireland

Top 10 searches - Sports

  1. Premier League
  2. Masters
  3. Champions League
  4. NBA
  5. Fantasy Football
  6. GAA
  7. Cheltenham
  8. US Open
  9. Ireland vs Wales
  10. Tour de France

Top 10 Searches - Movies

  1. 1917
  2. Parasite
  3. Little Women
  4. Jojo Rabbit
  5. Tenet
  6. The Gentlemen
  7. Bombshell
  8. Birds of Prey
  9. Enola Holmes
  10. Wild Mountain Thyme

Top 10 Searches - Recipes

  1. Brown Bread
  2. Scones
  3. Pizza dough
  4. Apple tart
  5. Soda bread
  6. Strawberry Daiquiri
  7. Chicken
  8. Carrot Cake
  9. Margarita
  10. Chocolate Cake

Top 10 'What is' Searches

  1. What is level 3 restrictions?
  2. What is a pandemic?
  3. What is 5G?
  4. What is the coronavirus?
  5. What is the population of Ireland?
  6. What is the population of America?
  7. What is TikTok?
  8. What is direct provision?
  9. What is blackout Tuesday?
  10. What is the electoral college?

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