Niall Horan Becomes the first Irish Person to gain 30 Million Followers on Twitter
 Niall Horan officially ranks as the #1 Irish person to follow on Twitter and is the first Irish person to hit 30M Twitter followers.

Most followed Irish Based Accounts on Twitter*:

  1. Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) -30M
  2. Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) – 4.1M
  3. Sheamus (@WWESheamus) -4.1M
  4. Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) -3.1M
  5. Jack Septic Eye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) -2.8M
  6. Dara O Briain (@daraobriain) -2.4M
  7. The Script (@thescript) -2.1M
  8. Daithi De Nogla (@DaithiDeNogla) -1.2M
  9. U2 (@U2) -1.1M
  10. Danny O’Donoghue (@TheScript_Danny) -1.1M

*Source: Social Bakers

  • Niall has more followers than all other members of the top 10 Irish based Twitter accounts combined. He has 7.3M/ 24% more. (7,393,805)
  • Croke Park could be filled over 408 times with Niall’s Twitter followers.
  • The town of Mullingar could be filled over 1.4m times with Niall’s Twitter followers. (20,928)
  • Niall’s following is over six times the population of Ireland (4.7M)
  • Niall has 32 times the number of viewers who tuned into the 2016 GAA Football Final between Dublin & Mayo (928K).
  • Niall’s followers account for just over 6% of golf fans worldwide! (450M)
  • 1.25M attended Pope John Paul’s sermon in Phoenix Park in 1979. Niall’s Twitter followers outnumber this crowd 24 times over.
  • Niall’s first Tweet & Retweet was a Retweet of a Justin Bieber status:


  • Niall’s most Retweeted Tweet received 752K Retweets and he posted it just after he applied for the X Factor

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