Mullingar native Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) has topped Ireland’s twitter list as having the most followers on the popular social networking website.

The only Irish member of the hit boy band One Direction, 18-year-old Horan has clocked up over four million Twitter followers since the band became a global success with their hit single “What makes you beautiful”.

With his Twitter followers increasing every day,  Niall has more fans on Twitter than people living in his home country, a big feat for a teenager who shot to fame after an audition for the X Facter in May 2010.

His Twitter profile reads “hey guys! im Niall from @onedirection ,im 18, and feeling lucky,
mullingar,westmeath,Ireland”. He often uses Twitter as a way of keeping in touch with his friends and fans.  Read about his top Tweets here.

According to the Irish Examiner, Ireland’s most followed Twitter users are:

1.    Niall Horan @niallofficial — 4,288,205
2.    Sinead Duffy @greatestquotes — 1,379,400
3.    Jedward @planetjedward — 645,109
4.    Evanna Lynch @evy_ lynch — 346,821
5.    Nicky Byrne @nickybyrneoffic — 254,267
6.    Paul Higgins @paulyhiggins — 276,390
7.    Paul O’Mahony @paul atSMF — 221,610
8.    Ronan Keating @ronan official — 233,819
9.    Mark Feehily @MarkusFeehily — 204,057
10.    Kian Egan — @Kian EganWL — 188,040

Top Twitter user Niall HoranGoogle Images