Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest have both seen their number of account holders in Ireland grow over the past month, new figures reveal.

The percentage of adults with a Facebook profile here rose by 5% to 64% in the three months to August, while the percentage of Twitter users climbed three points to 28%.

Pinterest also recorded a significant increase in user numbers in Ireland, rising from 15% to 19% during the quarter.

The number of LinkedIn account holders here remained flat, however, while Google+ and Instagram saw their user numbers drop slightly over the period.

The details are contained in the Ipsos MRBI Omnipoll Social Media Quarterly.

When it comes to daily use, Pinterest made the greatest gains, with 19% of its Irish based users accessing the service each day, up 8% since the last survey three months ago.

Twitter, Instagram and Facebook users accessed their accounts on a daily basis less often however.

When it comes to social messaging, all the major platforms saw their user numbers in Ireland rise.

The biggest gains were recorded by Facebook Messenger, which recorded a 4% increase in users over the quarter, with 54% of adults now using the service.

30% of adults now have a Snapchat account, up from 26% at the end of April, while WhatsApp and Skype also notched up more users.

Of those with a Snapchat account, 68% now use it every single day, a small drop on the previous three month period. 

The Ipsos MRBI Omnipoll Social Messaging Quarterly also reveals that only 58% of those with a WhatsApp accounts use the service on a daily basis, down four points.

However, when it comes to the dating app Tinder, daily use by those who use it has risen 6% in the last three months.