Every year, Google compiles a heap of data and attempts to organise the world's information into a 'Year of Search' - a neat package of popular search terms, people, and topics that came up over the year.

Thanks to the unprecedented events of 2020, people across the globe have stayed home and stayed curious this year. In Ireland, we've been asking the internet about face masks and hand sanitizer, searching for banana bread recipes, and finding out more about Normal People. 

Below are some of the most Googled questions in Ireland in 2020.

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Overall searches

  • US election
  • Coronavirus
  • Caroline Flack
  • Premier League
  • CNN
  • Joe Biden
  • Zoom
  • Fox News
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Google Classroom


  • Joe Biden
  • Boris Johnson
  • Kim Jong Un
  • Phillip Schofield
  • Donald Trump
  • Kamala Harris
  • Phil Hogan
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Katie Taylor
  • Michael Jordan



  • 1917
  • Parasite
  • Little Women
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Tenet
  • The Gentlemen
  • Bombshell
  • Birds of Prey
  • Enola Holmes
  • Wild Mountain Thyme

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