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Facebook reveals Ireland’s most talked about events from 2016

From deaths, break ups and bust ups - it's been a dramatic year

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Facebook has revealed the most talked about moments this year that captured Irish people’s attention.

2016 was nothing short of dramatic – from the various celebrity break-ups, band splits and of course tragedies and deaths.

As the year comes to a close, the social media website has said that the most talked about moment of the year for Irish people was the U.S. election.

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Second on the list was Ireland’s own general election in February, where 157 TD’s were elected in to Dáil Eireann.

The top three is rounded off by another political event, Brexit, when voters in the U.K. ultimately decided to leave the European Union.

Filling out the top five are two sporting events – fourth was the Rio Olympics where many Irish champs came out on top, and fifth was one of the biggest football events of the year, the European Championship.

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The shocking death of David Bowie came sixth and the centenary of the Easter Rising came in at number seven.

The eighth most talked about moment of the year was the All-Ireland final where Mayo were yet again trumped by the Dublin team.

The Rose Of Tralee this year was very exciting as Fathers For Justice stormed the stage, and that moment certainly helped it reach number nine on the list of the most talked about moments.

Finishing off the ten most talked about moment of 2016 for Irish people was one of the biggest rugby events, the Six Nations.