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Ireland Online Population Forecast 2023-28

In 2023, the number of internet users in Ireland is estimated to be around 4.85 million, representing 89.0% of the total population.

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In Ireland, the online population is projected to experience steady growth in the coming years. In 2023, the number of internet users is estimated to be around 4.85 million, representing 89.0% of the total population. By 2028, this figure is expected to rise to 4.8 million, reflecting an annual growth rate of 1.5%.

Internet accessibility plays a crucial role in driving online adoption. Efforts to enhance infrastructure and connectivity have contributed to this trend. The average internet connection speed in Ireland was reported to be 102.55 Mbps for fixed broadband and 33.09 Mbps for mobile internet in 2024, ensuring a seamless online experience for users.

Notably, the average daily time spent using the internet is substantial, with Irish users spending an average of 6 hours and 13 minutes online. Mobile devices have become an integral part of this experience, accounting for 51.5% of the total daily internet time.

Finding information is the primary reason people go online (71.8%), followed closely by staying connected with loved ones (63.9%) and learning new skills (63.2%). Google Chrome is the preferred browser, and Google reigns supreme as the top search engine. Interestingly, the most frequent searches include "News," "Weather," "Google", and  "RIP". This variety reflects the diverse online activities of Irish users. From social media and entertainment to news, finance, education, and professional pursuits, the internet is deeply woven into the fabric of Irish daily life.


Online population. Total number of individuals or users who have access to the internet and regularly use it for various purposes, such as communication, information gathering, entertainment, shopping, and more (at least once in a month)
Additional Notes
Release Date: April 2024
Region: Ireland
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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