@ShaneJHayes: The Top 500 Irish Journalists and Media Organisations on Twitter as Measured by Followers

Compiled by me @shanejhayes with assistance from @knexsy based on an original list by @cianginty.

Update 3: Added @MacTrast (at the top) and extended to 500. Also a few others.

Update 2: Added @RTENews (at the top)

Update: Added @lstwrd @PoliticsIE and Culch_ie

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Okay, it has nothing to do with Daily Deals, but I thought it would be an interesting exercise. I compiled a list of the top 50  400 500 Irish Journalists on Twitter and with the able assistance of @knexsy, who wrote a report based on a list from @cianginty, and some retyping, I came up with the list below.

Most of the top 50 were entered into this Klout List so you can see how influential they are.

According to Klout, the top influencers are @Cormac Molyan (Mactrast), Gavan Reilly, Daragh Doyle, TheJournal.ie, RTE News ConorPope, Suzy Byrne, George Hook and Eamonn Mallie.

Apologies for omissions, but this is a real pain to do.

The Top 500 Irish Media People / Organisations on Twitter Based on Followers
Postition Handle Media Organisation  Followers

1

mactrast mactrast                     184,444

2

RTEnews RTE                       43,326

3

davidmcw Irish Independent                       41,520

4

vincentbrowne TV3                       36,898

5

ghook Newstalk                       31,147

6

MiriamOCal RTE                       29,753

7

cooper_m Today FM                       27,542

8

@morning_ireland RTE                       27,105

9

marklittlenews Storyful                       26,968

10

RayFoleyShow Today FM                       25,331

11

newstalkfm Newstalk                       22,212

12

TheJournal_ie The Journal.ie                       21,391

13

@RTE_PrimeTime RTE                       21,316

14

SeanMoncrieff Newstalk                       21,162

15

@RTEgaa RTE                       20,737

16

grainne_seoige Various                       17,666

17

pjgallagher Various                       17,300

18

iandempsey Today FM                       17,000

19

LstWrd Today FM                       16,725

20

fotoole Irish Times                       15,969

21

rickoshea RTE                       15,918

22

bryansixone RTE                       14,520

23

conor_pope Irish Times                       13,090

24

tomhappens Newstalk                       12,913

25

PoliticsIE Politics.ie                       12,658

26

Storyful Storyful                       12,479

27

retenews RTE                       12,192

28

IrishTimes The Irish Times                       12,192

29

Rte2fm RTE                       11,603

30

RTELateLateShow  RTE                       10,675

31

talktojoe1850 RTE                       10,384

32

cebyrne RTE                       10,307

33

adrianweckler Sunday Business Post                       10,202

34

cocomairead Today FM                       10,099

35

NikkiHayes Spin                       10,000

36

nialler9 Irish Independent                         9,917

37

rtefrontline rte                         9,761

38

shanehegarty Irish Times                         9,719

39

darraghdoyle yay.ie                         9,242

40

gergilroy Newstalk                         9,073

41

davidcochrane Politics.ie                         8,974

42

Shane_RossTD Irish Independent                         8,934

43

FrankSunTimes Sunday Times                         8,881

44

EamonnMallie Sunday Times                         8,447

45

Culch_ie Culch.ie                         8,287

46

FM104 fm104                         7,610

47

UnaMullally The Dubliner                         7,470

48

kenearlys Newstalk                         7,030

49

statemagazine State Magazine                         7,000

50

boucherhayes RTE                         6,901

51

MargaretEWard Newstalk                         6,871

52

gavinsblog Storyful                         6,718

53

jenoconnell Sunday Business Post                         6,535

54

harrymcgee Irish Times                         6,457

55

johnkellytweets RTE                         6,424

56

SineadGleeson Irish Times                         6,394

57

fionalooney Freelance                         6,260

58

cupidkelly                         6,115

59

garethoconnor                         5,990

60

tomdoorley                         5,467

61

gavreilly The Journal.ie                         5,444

62

ElaineByrne                         5,263

63

jimcarrollOTR                         5,238

64

fionndavenport                         5,235

65

broadsheet_ie                         5,111

66

mickfealty                         5,091

67

hlinehan                         5,046

68

MaryFitzgerldIT                         5,036

69

@minihanmary                         5,000

70

KOS_Editor                         4,945

71

RosemaryMacCabe                         4,871

72

Suzybie                         4,864

73

pixievondust                         4,680

74

roisiningle                         4,661

75

TheMichaelMoran                         4,644

76

SamanthaLibreri                         4,577

77

LisaCannonXpose                         4,549

78

minihanmary                         4,540

79

johnmurrayshow                         4,426

80

sineaddesmond                         4,417

81

PaddyMcKenna                         4,329

82

AineKerr                         4,314

83

oconnellbrian                         4,275

84

NadineORegan                         4,255

85

Mark_Coughlan                         4,125

86

patomahony1                         4,081

87

deshocks                         3,956

88

DdeBreadun                         3,930

89

MDelaneyST                         3,896

90

CorkEveningEcho                         3,859

91

RTENewsPaulC                         3,809

92

thedunphyshow                         3,759

93

AbiePB                         3,640

94

louiseheraghty                         3,623

95

mcculld                         3,608

96

noelwhelan                         3,554

97

AnnieWestDotCom                         3,553

98

irishindo                         3,529

99

SiCarswell                         3,501

100

franmcnulty                         3,410

101

ciaraobrien                         3,383

102

ChristineBohan                         3,361

103

theddp                         3,340

104

RositaBoland                         3,288

105

DrennanPolitics                         3,223

106

@paraicgallagher                         3,200

107

BiddyEarly                         3,173

108

roakleyIRL                         3,146

109

SaturdayviewRTE                         3,144

110

lappinm                         3,111

111

felix85                         3,097

112

paraicgallagher                         3,094

113

smissmac                         3,063

114

fiona_mccann                         2,985

115

BandF                         2,924

116

JTownend                         2,881

117

randomirishnews                         2,868

118

Jburns43                         2,793

119

1TomHickey                         2,761

120

ellamcsweeney                         2,749

121

sharontobin                         2,725

122

anthonymurnane                         2,722

123

karldeeter                         2,691

124

popcornhack                         2,618

125

cpbrophy                         2,600

126

orla_tinsley                         2,569

127

fionnansheahan                         2,542

128

McDonnellDan                         2,537

129

LeanneacMoore                         2,511

130

mickthehack                         2,498

131

colettebrowne                         2,490

132

TomMcGurk                         2,447

133

klillington                         2,440

134

ConorWilson                         2,437

135

mark_tighe                         2,407

136

fergalrte                         2,349

137

urchinette                         2,341

138

paraicobrien                         2,329

139

KeelinShanley                         2,323

140

Davefanningshow                         2,312

141

JustinMacTDFM                         2,308

142

Brendan98FM                         2,301

143

RitaOReilly                         2,271

144

JaneSuit                         2,218

145

jaycee001                         2,195

146

AdamMaguire                         2,171

147

faduda                         2,163

148

Vincent_Browne                         2,155

149

rodneyedwards                         2,154

150

sob999                         2,141

151

eoinbutler                         2,106

152

SineadCrowley                         2,089

153

davekenny                         2,068

154

willgoodbody                         2,034

155

colettefitz                         2,031

156

jonathanhealy                         2,030

157

brianwhelanhack                         2,024

158

sinead_ryan                         2,023

159

KevDoyle_Herald                         2,014

160

elainelarkin                         2,011

161

smallsips                         1,996

162

yvonnejudge                         1,969

163

SiobhanDowling                         1,961

164

jacquihurley                         1,938

165

claireoconnell                         1,935

166

LauraSlattery                         1,892

167

abigailrieley                         1,875

168

JenIrishSun                         1,852

169

sweetoblivion26                         1,837

170

lisaocarroll                         1,828

171

lisa_pereira                         1,824

172

PriorClaire                         1,786

173

kilian_doyle                         1,745

174

markhamnolan                         1,726

175

catherinemack                         1,701

176

liseinthecity                         1,699

177

fotoole13                         1,690

178

tonyleen                         1,690

179

DavQuinn                         1,667

180

keithbelfast                         1,618

181

declanburke                         1,611

182

Robbiecousins                         1,597

183

chrisrdonoghue                         1,587

184

ChasTaylor                         1,587

185

cian_mccormack                         1,586

186

CormacMoylan                         1,585

187

MalachyClerkin                         1,577

188

NiamhHoran                         1,577

189

henrymcdonald                         1,551

190

EmmaMMcNamara                         1,546

191

HoranLiam                         1,534

192

SineadHus                         1,490

193

harrybrowne                         1,488

194

PowersFlowers                         1,487

195

NoreenBowden                         1,483

196

carolmhunt                         1,429

197

vickinotaro                         1,426

198

ni22                         1,414

199

KirsteenOSuv                         1,393

200

SMurphyTV3                         1,390

201

poloconghaile                         1,384

202

KimBielenberg                         1,380

203

EoinBearla                         1,370

204

missmarymcgill                         1,363

205

blathnaidhealy                         1,356

206

LouiseByrne98FM                         1,355

207

AldousDuke                         1,348

208

KathyFoley                         1,333

209

fiachkelly                         1,325

210

Corktod                         1,303

211

hidaire                         1,297

212

fearraigh75                         1,282

213

jwalshireland                         1,281

214

maguiresmovies                         1,272

215

belindamckeon                         1,266

216

BrianODTV3                         1,256

217

campbellsuz                         1,251

218

LauraByrneTdfm                         1,244

219

natkingcoleslaw                         1,239

220

paddylogue                         1,234

221

john_fog                         1,209

222

malachybrowne                         1,208

223

adrianrussell                         1,206

224

laurenmurphy_                         1,179

225

HelenMcCormack                         1,176

226

gnelis                         1,162

227

ConorCulkin                         1,142

228

CiaranByrne                         1,125

229

RonanBurtenshaw                         1,113

230

shilpaganatra                         1,112

231

lornasiggins                         1,060

232

FergalTodayFM                         1,048

233

richardwaghorne                         1,046

234

forkncork                         1,030

235

EamonBKeane                         1,030

236

mccafferysteven                         1,024

237

catherineeats                         1,022

238

BrendaDonohue                         1,018

239

HenryMcKean                         1,017

240

DaveMcIntyreNT                         1,015

241

dickobrien                         1,005

242

lukemcmanus                         1,002

243

tconnellyRTE                             981

244

MrJohnFKennedy                             972

245

Kelly_McGrath                             971

246

siobhanogorman1                             970

247

HazelKLarkin                             964

248

NiallStanage                             961

249

Mickcliff                             960

250

TheBubbleBoy                             947

251

pjcoogan                             934

252

ChrisInCork                             933

253

Sinabhfuil                             917

254

fustar                             904

255

hgwalsh                             903

256

ConorKeane                             901

257

Judearoo                             898

258

gillianfitz                             896

259

cathomahony                             895

260

unakavanagh                             888

261

CiaraNiGhabhann                             888

262

SusanSRyan                             883

263

drrrop                             881

264

JoeLeogue                             867

265

DonoghDiamond                             865

266

ruthie147                             864

267

ConorMcMorrow                             863

268

philipnolan1                             859

269

CathalMacCoille                             837

270

Sweeney_Peter                             837

271

niamh_lyons                             835

272

JenniferHRos                             832

273

CMurphyHerald                             822

274

GenevieveCarber                             814

275

jasonpkennedy                             812

276

alanrantwell                             800

277

alanhealy                             791

278

Aiden_Corkery                             789

279

dinglenews                             786

280

AdrianLydon                             782

281

JohnKennyMedia                             777

282

pdosullivan                             764

283

jcahilltipp                             762

284

radiodeclan                             760

285

abdelevan                             745

286

AoifeAnderson1                             745

287

Brusselsness                             744

288

cristinleach                             744

289

LaurenceMackin                             743

290

boclondon                             740

291

Stephen_Long                             733

292

MKellyIrishCath                             732

293

Niamhbizpost                             730

294

sburx                             728

295

niallmurray1                             721

296

greenandgoldjoe                             719

297

Carmeldoyle                             716

298

ncallanan                             714

299

warrenswords                             707

300

MartinaFitzg                             703

301

thusspakeblixa                             701

302

RMcGreevy1301                             699

303

EwanMacKenna                             688

304

alan_regan                             684

305

chrismcnulty86                             682

306

Ocionnaith                             678

307

RonanPrice                             677

308

steveohrourke                             677

309

UnaMcCaffrey                             675

310

pamille                             674

311

GabbyMonaghan                             670

312

sandra_hurley                             669

313

catgaffers                             660

314

theJoeGriffin                             659

315

mcbride_caitlin                             653

316

cassandrastokes                             648

317

DickAhlstrom                             648

318

SylviaLeatham                             648

319

JohnMooneyST                             636

320

depboyle                             623

321

karlwhitney                             621

322

lennyantonelli                             613

323

GerLynaghTV3                             609

324

aoifehegs                             608

325

byrnepaulj                             608

326

Lolocaust                             600

327

shanecreevy                             598

328

fionahearst                             595

329

NtYrAvrgDmbBlnd                             594

330

colinmurphyinfo                             589

331

cybersorter                             586

332

Emma_SBP_money                             585

333

NeilHalligan                             585

334

JohnWalsh09                             585

335

RayKennedyHack                             581

336

ciaramoynihan                             575

337

rayodonnchadha                             571

338

loureports                             559

339

garethfox                             555

340

MaryERegan                             554

341

CarlowPeople                             553

342

RayCOLGAN74                             550

343

philipbromwell                             548

344

barrygruff                             546

345

brendcole                             542

346

AngharadW                             539

347

Siggo                             539

348

lukeoneill                             538

349

johncradden                             537

350

carolineclarke                             536

351

DrivetimeTech                             531

352

edmcgreal                             527

353

pdscott                             519

354

alex_meehan                             512

355

pmcdonagh                             506

356

ronanodomhnaill                             500

357

niallkitson                             497

358

NiallOCo                             495

359

sheilaenn                             491

360

KathBarrington                             491

361

padraichalpin                             482

362

katehorgan                             479

363

KtyB                             477

364

stevenconlon                             477

365

aidancoughlan                             473

366

AislingNiCTV3                             470

367

susmitchellSBP                             470

368

Rackob                             463

369

emma_okelly                             458

370

brian_foley                             458

371

MollyBl00m                             454

372

rebeccameehan                             454

373

ococonuts                             449

374

MichaelHughe                             446

375

padraic83                             441

376

cliffordcoonan                             439

377

tanyasillem                             436

378

davidlawless                             428

379

darrenmccarra                             423

380

MrVincentRyan                             418

381

LiamPort                             417

382

RebelDevil71                             413

383

daveforsythe                             411

384

GregHughes2                             406

385

rosslmedia                             404

386

clairemgorman                             398

387

Tapeterman                             394

388

davidgash                             393

389

Lukezo                             385

390

Conorkane1974                             383

391

davemolloy                             382

392

AnthonyHickey                             376

393

Suejleonard                             374

394

whitebrendan                             373

395

shanebreslin                             372

396

jenniduggan                             372

397

CormacMcQuinn                             371

398

samuelthekiwi                             367

399

ColmGannon                             362

400

mcdonnellpaddy                             359

401

danielreadman                             355

402

JamieSmythIT                             354

403

niamhhassell                             346

404

ElMcM                             343

405

jonihle                             337

406

BobHughes_1                             337

407

NoChorus                             335

408

Fearghaloc                             333

409

sheilaokelly                             330

410

carlomalley                             324

411

alansmith90                             321

412

NoeloD76                             319

413

killianwoods                             319

414

jqbilbao                             318

415

vteditor                             309

416

OFlynnPaul                             299

417

deoregan                             298

418

aoifephoto                             295

419

Claire_asutton                             294

420

kateholmquist                             290

421

eocaollai                             290

422

KatieGHannon                             283

423

Declanferry                             282

424

andymcgeady                             280

425

richardowling                             277

426

AlisonSpillane                             277

427

lydiamurph                             276

428

colincoyle                             274

429

Garrison29                             271

430

freejournalism                             270

431

kevinsammon                             268

432

GavinGrace                             265

433

Jen_wade                             265

434

paulalyne                             259

435

McManusDarragh                             256

436

Damienlanesun                             248

437

yvonneredmond                             244

438

Eithne_OBrien                             241

439

reporterdarragh                             234

440

NiamhAnderson                             229

441

druadh20                             229

442

lorraineohanlon                             226

443

CiaranMcKeon                             220

444

glennjmason                             218

445

alanstwits                             217

446

marthakearnssbp                             212

447

jasonpobrien                             212

448

finnegag                             211

449

joanmckennaTV                             210

450

GeriCarr                             209

451

villa81                             206

452

harry_the_hack                             202

453

Courts_hack                             199

454

magicbathtub                             199

455

marycalpin                             199

456

irishnewsreview                             194

457

Katy_Hayes                             194

458

robinkiely                             192

459

McConnellDaniel                             191

460

sharonmnewman                             190

461

Daithi1                             190

462

PatM65                             187

463

paulcolgan                             187

464

MarkPaulST                             186

465

LisaJewelldub                             181

466

joelittlerte                             170

467

deirdreenn                             170

468

TrooDee                             168

469

JohnnyLyons98                             166

470

FachtnaK                             165

471

AmyCroffey                             163

472

HNolan101                             158

473

aoifstokes                             155

474

MRodden                             152

475

Niall_Brady                             152

476

FionaNess                             149

477

Genbrennan                             144

478

mickmchale                             143

479

Magoolio                             141

480

ciaramcdonagh                             140

481

AislingMaher                             138

482

vbrowne                             126

483

afmobrien                             118

484

carrie__madden                             117

485

lukecasso                             116

486

DenisMcEvoy                             114

487

MarkABarry                             108

488

monzoneill                             107

489

kenfoxe                             105

490

fifiaudley                               99

491

paulyq                               96

492

chrisdooley1                               95

493

dlabanyi                               94

494

eimearlowe                               89

495

neilginty                               86

496

josehobbs                               81

497

daveomalley26                               80

498

fionasherlock                               80

499

JasonLavan                               79

500

fitzpab                               71


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17 Responses to @ShaneJHayes: The Top 500 Irish Journalists and Media Organisations on Twitter as Measured by Followers

  1. Steve says:

    I think you’ll get a load of ‘What about me?” feedback. Good start on the list though.

  2. Ephemeral says:

    Fantastic well done 😀

  3. Ephemeral says:

    What is your twitter handle?

  4. Lizmcgpr says:

    Confused is Darragh Doyle a journalist?

    • I wouldn’t say so and was the first to do so yesterday. So no pretension here.

      However, I do generate a lot of original content (interviews etc), I do report on what’s happening and I do repurpose press releases for the audience I have so I suppose I do fit under the loose definition of broadcast anyways.

      Shane – one of the interesting columns you could add is how many people each are following as well – I mean if I was following 2,000 and followed by 2,000 it’s not the same impact as having a wider audience (in my head anyways).

      Good job though.

      • sjkhayes says:

        Hi Daragh,

        How you describe what you do, strikes me as very “Journalist” – y. A lot of media begins with a press release. That is why there is a PR industry.

        Re the extra column, good idea. However, this has taken up far too much time already, so maybe some time in the future.

        My original motivation was to see how much Traditional Media drives New Media. Hence the Media Organisation column.

        The most striking thing to emerge is that the heavy hitters from Traditional Media are in broadcast rather than print.

        One last thing I might do, is to contrast the “Klout” of this list with the “Klout” of celebrities and musicians. WOuld you have a list of the top 50 Irish Celebrities on Twitter.

        Shane

  5. sjkhayes says:

    The definition is fairly loose 🙂

  6. john says:

    Great list… but PJ gallagher? really?? put on tommy tiernan so if thats teh case – althought id leave em off

  7. What about me!! I should be around midtable somewhere 🙂 Great list otherwise though.

  8. Gavin Lyons says:

    @outsiderness & @OutsiderHeather with 260 and 284 followers respectively should really be in there.

  9. sjkhayes says:

    Will include in the next version… if there is a next version. S 🙂

  10. Úna says:

    I’m only discovering this in 2012! Interesting, I never knew that I appeared here…

  11. Maitiú says:

    What about RnaG and TG4?

  12. sjkhayes says:

    Una, Maithiu:

    Thanks for dropping by. This was just an experiement I did. It was not meant to be a definitive list.

    Shane

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