Irish Internet Usage Statistics


What We Searched for in 2012

Current Irish Internet usage

Irish Internet usage has grown steadily over the years.

As of 2010 a survey by the International Telecommunication Union stated that Ireland had 3,229,108 people (68.9% of the population) subscribing to the Internet.

This has undoubtedly grown since then with more and more people accessing the Internet via smart phones and other mobile devices such as iphone, ipad and android devices.

Despite this, Irish businesses have been slow to cash in on this huge customer base with only 66% of Irish businesses having a website and only 21% having e-commerce facilities.

Graphs showing Irish Internet growth

Internet Growth in Ireland Internet Usage Ireland Vs Uk and US
Internet Growth in Ireland From 1994 – 2010 Irish Internet Usage as a Percentage of populationVS. U.K. and United States

Top 10 most Visited sites in Ireland

1: Google: google.ie

Irish Version of Google Search Engine, giving preference to local Irish Search results.

2: Google google.com

International Version of Google

3: Facebook facebook.com

Social Media Giant, allowing you find out what your friends are having for breakfast and other fascinating status updates.

4: YouTube youtube.com

Really useful Video upload website (just in case you have been living under a rock for the past few years and have never herd of it.) Also, another Google owned website making 3 out of the top 4 most popular websites in Ireland being a Google property.

5: Wikipedia wikipedia.org

Worlds most popular encyclopedia.

6: Yahoo! yahoo.com

Internet portal and service provider offering search results, news, email and much more.

7: LinkedIn linkedin.com

Business Networking community Website

8:Windows Live live.com

Email Service from Microsoft.

9: Twitter twitter.com

Popular Social networking website with each message or Tweet limited to 255 characters. A great way of stopping long and boring posts.

10: Allied Irish Banks aib.ie

One of Ireland’s leading Banks. Features include online banking for both business and personal customers.

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