Facebook use here is on the decline, according to new research. 

The latest Ipsos MRBI Social Networking survey found that during the period from June to December the social network saw the number of over-15 year olds with accounts here decline by 4 percentage points.

As a result, 62% of people here now say they have a Facebook account, with two thirds of those saying they use it everyday, unchanged on the last survey six months earlier.

It is a similar story with Twitter use, with just 29% of those surveyed saying they now have an account, down 4 percentage points on the last poll.

But there's worse news for the micro-blogging platform, with those saying they use Twitter daily falling by 8 percentage points during the period.

Overall, all the social network saw declines - the number of Instagram account holders here dropped 2 percentage points to 37%, LinkedIn was down 1 percentage point to 32% and Pinterest fell 6 points to 17%.

Daily use of LinkedIn was down 10 percentage points, while Instagram and Pinterest saw the number of users logging in every 24 hours drop 3 percentage points.

The Ipsos MRBI Social Messaging survey recorded a similarly mixed picture, with the number of adults with a WhatsApp account rising 2 percentage points to 73%, and Snapchat recording a similar increase to 31%.

However, Facebook Messenger(-3 to 56%), Skype (-6 to 33%) and Viber (-4 to 29%) all recorded losses in overall account numbers here.

Snapchat was the biggest loser when it came to daily use, down 7 points to 58%, while Viber and Tinder also lost significant numbers of daily users.