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17th July 2017

100 Most Popular BRANDS Irish Twitter Accounts. #TwitterVIPs

I've yet to come across an accurate ‘Top X’ list of Irish Tweeters. Every list I have ever found had glaring gaps.

So what I'm attempting to do here, is to create and update an accurate list of the Most Popular Twitter Accounts. You can decide yourself whether they are influential, or worth following. What this is list is, is simply a list indicating Popularity on Twitter according to the number of followers.

As mentioned at the bottom of this article, feedback is absolutely wanted. On suggestion of Darragh Doyle, I've added in fake and inactive account information based on statistics found at statuspeople.com for some of the more popular accounts. . . which is indeed very interesting!

Hashtag #TwitterVIPs

If you're interested in the Top 100 Brands

(i.e. non-individual accounts) then check out the Top 100 Brands on Twitter in Ireland

  1. Niall Horan - @NiallOfficial

    Verified

    - With now over 25 Million followers, this is the most popular account by millions. Niall comprises the Irish quarter of One Direction


    Fake Accounts: 5% | Inactive Accounts: 51%

  2. Conor McGregor - @TheNotoriousMMA

    Verified

    - UFC World Champion


  3. Stephen Farrelly - @wwesheamus

    Verified

    - AKA Sheamus AKA Celtic Warrior AKA King Sheamus AKA Sheamus O'Shaunessy


    Fake Accounts: 20% | Inactive Accounts: 41%

  4. Rory McIlroy - @McIlroyRory

    Verified

    - Northern Irish Golfer


    Fake Accounts: 11% | Inactive Accounts: 49%

  5. Dara Ó Briain - @daraobriain

    Verified

    Comedian


    Fake Accounts: 12% | Inactive Accounts: 52%

  6. Daithi De Nogla - @DaithiDeNogla

    Verified

    - YouTuber


  7. Evanna Lynch - @Evy_Lynch

    Verified

    Actor

    - Actress


    Fake Accounts: 14% | Inactive Accounts: 33%

  8. Danny O'Donoghue - @TheScript_Danny

    Verified

    - Lead Singer of The Script


    Fake Accounts: 14% | Inactive Accounts: 37%

  9. Siva Kaneswaran - @SivaKaneswaran

    Verified

    Fake Accounts: 56% | Inactive Accounts: 21%

  10. Becky Lynch - @BeckyLynchWWE

    Verified

    - WWE


  11. Brian O'Driscoll - @BrianODriscoll

    Verified

    - ex Ireland Rugby Team


  12. Paul Higgins - Pauly - @paulyhiggins

    - The most popular non-verified account in Ireland.


    Fake Accounts: 6% | Inactive Accounts: 15%

  13. Finn Bálor/Fergal Devitt - @FinnBalor

    Verified

    - Professional Wrestler, AKA Prince Devitt, previously @wwebalor


  14. Una Healy - @UnaHealy

    Verified

    - Member of the band 'The Saturdays' and Coach on The Voice of Ireland. Previously @UnatheSats and @UnaFoden


    Fake Accounts: 36% | Inactive Accounts: 34%

  15. Theo Horan - @TheoHOfficial_

    - This is the official page of one of the most popular toddlers in the world. This is Niall Horan's brother's son.


  16. Annie Mac - @AnnieMac

    Verified

    - DJ


    Fake Accounts: 13% | Inactive Accounts: 32%

  17. Chris O'Dowd - @BigBoyler

    Verified

    Comedian


    Fake Accounts: 19% | Inactive Accounts: 49%

  18. Graham Linehan - @glinner

    Verified

    Comedian


  19. Jedward - @planetjedward

    Verified

    - The famous twins


    Fake Accounts: 31% | Inactive Accounts: 36%

  20. Colin O'Donoghue - @colinodonoghue1

    Verified

    Actor


  21. Hozier - @hozier

    Verified
  22. Ronan Keating - @ronanofficial

    Verified

    - Formerly Boyzone.


  23. Kian Egan - @KianEganWL

    Verified

    - Member of Westlife


  24. Tommy Bowe - @TommyBowe14

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  25. Nicky Byrne - @NickyByrne

    Verified

    - Formerly Westlife. Currently 2FM Presenter


  26. Amy Huberman - @amyhuberman

    Verified

    Actor


  27. Ed Byrne - @MrEdByrne

    Verified

    Comedian


  28. Shane Filan - @shanefilan

    Verified

    - Westlife Member


  29. Laura Whitmore - @thewhitmore

    Verified
  30. Ronan O Gara - @RonanOGara10

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  31. Shay Given - @No1shaygiven

    Verified

    - Soccer Goalkeeper


  32. Carl Frampton - @realcframpton

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  33. Brian McFadden - @BrianMcFadden

    Verified

    - ex-Westlife


  34. Janet Devlin - @JanetJealousy

    Verified

    - Irish Singer Song-Writer


  35. Rob Kearney - @KearneyRob

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  36. James Corneille - @JamesCorneille

    Verified

    - 18 year old Irish Entrepreneur, and founder of @PositivityPack


  37. Paul O'Connell - @Paul_OConnell

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  38. Robert Bohan Artist - @RobertBohan


  39. Carthage Buckley - @carthagebuckley

    - Stress and Performance Coaching for entrepreneurs


  40. Cian Healy - @ProperChurch

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  41. BriBry - @BryOnTour

    Verified

    - Irish Singer


  42. Robert Sheehan - @RobMSheehan

    Verified

    Actor


  43. Markus Feehily - @MarkusFeehily

    Verified

    - Westlife Member


  44. Arseblog - @arseblog

    - Arsenal Blogger, account owned by @andrewmanganVO


  45. Jamie Heaslip - @JamieHeaslip

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  46. Emmett J. Scanlan - @EmmettScanlan

    Verified

    Actor


  47. Georgia Salpa - @georgiasalpa

    Verified
  48. Devon Murray - @DevonMMurray

    Actor


  49. Kristian Nairn - @KristianNairn

    Verified

    Actor

    - Actor/DJ/Musician


  50. Niall Breslin - @nbrez

    Verified

    - Judge from the Voice, formerly of The Blizzards


  51. Sean Cullen - @seancullen95


  52. David McWilliams - @davidmcw

    Verified
  53. Ross O'Carroll Kelly - @RossOCK

    - (In?)famous D4 character


  54. Des Bishop - @desbishop

    Verified

    Comedian


  55. Keith Duffy - @officialkeith

    Verified
  56. George Hook - @ghook

    Verified
  57. Marc - @Marc_MuFc1


  58. Sean O'Brien - @SeanOBrien1987

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  59. John O'Callaghan - @JOCofficial

    Verified
  60. Matt Cooper - @cooper_m

    Verified
  61. Barry McGuigan - @ClonesCyclone

    Verified

    - Retired professional boxer


  62. Rachel Wyse - @rachel_wyse

    Verified

    - Equestrian Show Jumper and Sky Sports Presenter


  63. Aisling Bea - @WeeMissBea

    Verified

    Comedian


  64. David O'Doherty - @phlaimeaux

    Verified

    Comedian


  65. Frederique Murphy - @IrishSmiley

    - oozing positivity with a truckload of feel-good quotes


  66. Marian Keyes - @MarianKeyes

    Verified

    - Author


  67. Conor Murray - @ConorMurray_9

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  68. Laurence O'Bryan - @LPOBryan

    - Author


  69. Gerry Adams - @GerryAdamsSF

    Verified
  70. Paul O'Mahony - @PaulOMahony

    - Digital Marketing Strategist. Previously @PaulOMahonyEire.


  71. Shane Lynch - @ShaneLynchLife

    Verified

    - Formerly Boyzone


  72. Miriam O'Callaghan - @MiriamOCal

    Verified
  73. Paul McGrath - @Paulmcgrath5

    Verified

    - Ex-Ireland soccer player. Ireland's sweetheart.


  74. Tommy Tiernan - @Tommedian

    Comedian


  75. Clodagh Anne Higgins - @clodaghanne

    - Presenter. (Wife of @PaulyHiggins)


  76. Cian Twomey - @MrCianTwomey

    Verified

    - YouTuber (Cian & his alter-ego, girlfriend Emily)


  77. Ryan O’Shaughnessy - @Ryan_Acoustic

    Verified
  78. Séamus Coleman - @seamiecoleman23

    Verified

    - Soccer Player


  79. Ian Dempsey - @IanDempsey

    Verified
  80. Declan Walsh - @declanwalsh

    Verified

    - Journalist for the New York Times


  81. Lauren Walsh - @LWalshMusic


  82. Allen Leech - @AllenLeech

    Verified

    Actor


  83. Rory Best - @RoryBest2

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  84. Stephen Ferris - @StephenFerris6

    Verified

    - Retired Rugby Player


  85. Andrew Trimble - @andrew_trimble

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  86. Glen Hansard - @Glen_Hansard

    Verified
  87. BonosShades - @BonoVox_

    Parody Account


  88. Pierce Brosnan - @PierceBrosnan

    Verified

    Actor


  89. Vincent Browne - @VincentBrowne

    Verified
  90. Gary Spike O'Sullivan - @spike_osullivan

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  91. Mary Byrne - @MaryByrneMusic

    Verified
  92. Paddy Barnes - @paddyb_ireland

    Verified

    - 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist


  93. Bernard Brogan - @bernardbrogan

    - Dublin Senior Footballer


  94. Katie Taylor - @KatieTaylor

    Verified
  95. Sarah Bolger - @SarahBolger

    Verified

    Actor


  96. 50 Shades of Irish - @Mandaa____


  97. Gerard McCarthy - @Gerard_McCarthy

    Verified

    Actor


  98. Joe Mullally - @JoeMullally

    - Traditional Healer


  99. Derry McVeigh - @derrymcveigh

    - Formerly @derrymcv


  100. Jonathan Rhys Meyers - @JRM_official

    Verified

    Actor

    - With only one tweet, ever - JRM has to have the highest ratio of tweets:followers ever - certainly in this list! I'd also be interested to know if you think out-of-use accounts should be included.


  101. Bernadette Doyle - @bernadettedoyle


  102. Damien Ahuir - @skooal

    - Irish/French blogger


  103. PJ Gallagher - @pjgallagher

    Verified

    Comedian


  104. Eoghan McDermott - @eoghanmcdermo

    Verified
  105. Vogue Williams - @VogueWilliams

    Verified

    - Former reality show participant.


Considering I have never been able to find an accurate list by someone else - I can only assume that I could have some gaps in this list. However if you would be so kind as to let me know in the commments, or tweet me - - I'm not on the list!!!! - or get me through any of the Social Media, whatever suits! #TwitterVIPs

Big thanks to Ciamh McCrory, Brian Shanley for letting me know I missed someone in the top 10, and Sinéad Desmond for letting me know about a mistake!

I've the top 100 Business accounts to upload next week, along with lists of specific categories - so do follow/stay tuned if you are interested in more!

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