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
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