What were Ireland's most popular Google searches in 2018?

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Google has released its annual list of the most searched-for terms on its platform, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup topping the list.

Staying with sport, November's rugby match between Ireland and New Zealand also gripped the nation, coming in at number seven. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Wedding takes the number one slot in the United Kingdom news, number four in the global news category and number eight in the U.S. news section.

Tragedies and disasters were also on people's minds, however.

You can take a look at the complete 2018 India-specific lists and global trends directly by visiting Google site.

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President Donald Trump who does not want OPEC to cut production and prefers low oil prices for American consumers. Officials said Opec would reduce output by 800,000 barrels per day, based on October's production levels.

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Whatever is passed this month, lawmakers in both chambers have signaled that they will continue to press Saudi Arabia next year. Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Black Panther was the highest grossing and most searched for movie of the year.

Every year, Google gets billions of searches across different platforms and genres from millions of users from around the globe.

On a lighter note, the ever-popular Marvel movies also topped the search charts. The top five list includes "supermarkets near me", "gas stations near me", "cashpoint near me", and "car dealers near me". In a video shared just a couple of hours ago, Google revealed the heartwarming, uplifting word that the world searched for - more than ever before - in 2018. Quite the difference from 2017's top how to question, which was How to make slime. While these always reflect the state of the world over the course of the year, in this case the list of trending searches range from joyful to very, very sad - we've had a rollercoaster of a year.