Google says Irish people wanted to know more about Euro 2016 than anything else this year.
It has topped the list of most trending searches and is followed by Pokemon Go and the death of David Bowie.
Donald Trump's election, Brexit and the Olympics also make up the top 10.
The terror attacks in Nice, the Dublin Bus Strike and the 1916 rising were among the most searched 'news' events, while the deaths of Prince, Leonard Cohen and sporting legend Anthony Foley also resonated among Irish people.
Matt Cooke, Head of Google’s News Lab said: "As ever, our annual Year In Search survey has shown a snapshot of what Ireland cared about in 2016 and the results are fascinating.
"The diversity in the top 10 most trending topics of the year show how which political events have dominated the zeitgeist, how celebrities have touched our hearts and how sport continues to unite us."