A nation of social animals

From HPV heroines to humorous hashtags, 2019 was another eventful and tumultuous year on Irish social media

22nd December, 2019
A nation of social animals
Laura Brennan, the HPV vaccination campaigner, tragically passed away in March. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In many ways, social media is a perfect fit for the Irish psyche. A medium that lets our creativity, wit and, sometimes, our cynicism run wild. It’s also a place where we come to pay tribute when the occasion calls.

Working at a social media management and analytics company, I have been in a prime position to witness moments throughout the year that captured the attention, and in many cases the mood, of...

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