Google Year In Search Ireland 2022 - techbuzzireland

As 2022 comes to a close, the Google Year in Search results give us a snapshot of what caught the country’s attention over the past year and what daily searches we all had in common.

This year’s top overall search is popular online word-game, Wordle! Wordle (& Heardle & Quordle & Globle & Nerdle & Foclach & Octordle) kept our brains ticking this year and while Wordle topped the overall list the game variations that popped up once the Wordle craze took hold featured on the most searched tech list. Wordle also featured on the How to list, with people turning to Google to find out ‘How to play Wordle’.

The war in Ukraine has also firmly shaped the results this year with Ukraine and Russia sitting in the top 10 overall searches and many people searching for Vladmir Putin. Search facilitated questions like, ‘What is NATO?’, ‘What is an Oligarch?’ and ‘What is the population of Ukraine?’ and provided the nation with answers in its effort to further understand the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Google Search helped us to get back out to the cinema this year as we searched for top new box office releases like The Batman, Uncharted, the classic film sequel, Top Gun: Maverick and Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. It’s no surprise that the World Cup has found itself atop the sports-related searches as the tournament continues in Qatar. Ireland also keenly searched for the Australian Open and Ireland vs New Zealand (perhaps something to do with Ireland’s triumphant win against the All Blacks!).

Search also kept us all up to date this year on the latest Hollywood scandals with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard topping the most searched people list followed closely by Will Smith who hit the headlines after a dramatic 2022 Oscars Ceremony. We also looked to Search to stay informed on news cycles happening a bit closer to home as many of us searched for Liz Truss and Matt Hancock.

Every day, millions of people turn to Google to ask questions, and this year Covid related questions still feature in the top trending searches. ‘How to get a covid cert’ was the most searched question this year followed by ‘How to book a PCR’ .  Other questions on the list included ‘How to unblock your nose’ and ‘How to tie a tie’

In spite of the full reopening of bars and restaurants this year, the 2022 results confirmed that Ireland still loves a homemade cocktail with ‘Pornstar Martini Recipe’ topping the recipe list. Search also remained the go-to platform for inspiration for top food recipes like, ‘Mushroom Soup Recipe’, ‘Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe’ and ‘Overnight Oats Recipe’.

Search can help you find a world of information – and the way people use Search can be a window into the world. Take a closer look at this year’s trending lists at


Top overall



Johnny Depp


Amber Heard

Queen Elizabeth

Will Smith

Aisling Murphy

Vladamir Putin

World Cup

Liz Truss


Novak Djokovic

The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Anna Delvey

Johnny Depp

Matt Hancock


Michael Owen

Anne Heche

Sinead O’Connor




Queen Elizabeth

World Cup

Aisling Murphy

Australian Open

Anne Heche

Ireland v New Zealand

Olivia Newton John

Nations League

Betty White


Taylor Hawkins

Ireland v South Africa

Ray Liotta

GAA Fixtures

Aaron Carter

Winter Olympics

Shane Warne

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Bob Saget

Ireland v Ukraine




The Batman




Thor Love & Thunder


Top Gun


Banshees of Inisherin




Black Adam


The Lost Daughter

James Webb Telescope

Don’t Worry Darling

fifa 23 web app

The Good Nurse

iPhone 14



How to

Pornstar Martini Recipe

How to get covid cert

Mushroom Soup Recipe

How to book PCR

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipes

How to play Wordle

Overnight Oats Recipes

How to do Antigen

Tomato Soup Recipe

How to solve a rubik’s cube

Baked Oats Recipe

How to tie a tie

Chicken Breast recipes

How to unblock your nose

Beef Bourguignon recipe

How to spell askew

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

How to help ukraine

Raspberry Jam Recipe

How to apply for fuel allowance online


What is

What is NATO?

What is Monkey Pox?

What is Wordle?

What is an Oligarch?

What is an NFT?

What is Aphasia?

What is Hepatitis?

What is the population of Ukraine?

What is Salmonella?

What is the Met Gala?

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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