A new study has found who are the "most admired" people in Ireland.
Bono, Katie Taylor, and Ryan Tubridy all collectively made up the top 3 most admired Irish sports, broadcast, and music stars overall in Ireland in 2022.
The research carried out by marketing and sponsorship consultancy firm Onside, revealed that the queen of world lightweight boxing Katie Taylor retained her status as Ireland’s Most Admired Sports Personality for the sixth year in a row, albeit down 7% to 18% in 2022.
This years StarTrack report has revealed that @KatieTaylor is Ireland's most admired Sports Star for the 6th year running! 🏆November 8, 2022
“Katie Taylor has an avid fan base of over 680,000 Irish adults that see her as their number 1 Irish sports star. Within that base, she could potentially sell out Croke Park twice over with active supporters that will want to see live, the biggest event in women’s boxing history, if staged in Ireland," explains John Trainor, Founder, and CEO of ONSIDE.
U2 lead singer Bono, who has just released his autobiography "Surrender", topped Dermot Kennedy and Christy Moore as the most admired Irish music and live entertainment stars. Aslan frontman Christy Dignam was the biggest mover in the music and live entertainment category in 2022, up 11 places to joint 5th with Hozier.
While Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy retained his number 1 status as the most admired television or radio personality in Ireland, achieving his highest score in over 10 years at 18%. Meanwhile, Marty Morrissey, Ray Darcy, and John Creedon replaced Graham Norton, Marty Whelan, and Ian Dempsey in the Top 10 most admired broadcast personalities.
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