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50 Irish Influencers To Follow On Twitter

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Finding people to follow on Twitter is easy enough but to show its real power we have selected 50 of the most powerful and influential users of the service that you should be following in Ireland. There are plenty of lists that show who has the most followers and who tweets the most but this list is based on influence and when you take into account that the following 50 people have over 100,000 followers (mostly Irish) you can see just how influential the list actually is. You might also want to take into account that the people on this list have their voices heard by over a million (conservative estimate) Irish people every month (Radio, TV, Blogs, Newspapers and websites). The real power is that you are only a couple of clicks away from starting to engage with these influencers so go ahead and start a conversation with them and you will be surprised just where it might take you...

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1. @rayfoleyshow

King Of The Afternoon. The Big Show. Midday on Today FM.

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2. @patphelan

MAXroam & Twitterfone founder, CEO at Cubic Telecom. eliminate your roaming bill at maxroam.com blogs at patphelan.net

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3@nialler9

Music blogger, freelance music journalist and web designer.

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4@PixieVonDust

Editor of Gadgetrepublic.com. I also write tech for Irish Independent and do some radio here and there.

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5@jdrumgoole

CEO and founder CloudSplit.com. Founder, PutPlace.com. Cloud guy. Technology guy on The Right Hook (Newstalk 106). Entrepreneur. Loud mouth.

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6@anbordbia

Bord Bia is the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry’s trade development & promotion body. Our mission is to grow the success of world-class Irish food.

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7@mcawilliams

I am a very noisy Tweeter, but have been told I can be funny, aggresive and sympathetic, what a mix you know you want to follow me.

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8@damienmulley

So far this is the oldest I've been

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A7045866961346E592B0AD2B2BE12311-5009@trusttommy

15 year old Irish blogger. Off chocolate for 2009. I like to think I'm a low volume tweeter but I'm really not.. :)

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10@seanfee80

CEO of lookandtaste.com

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11@darraghdoyle

Boards.ie Community Manager, blogger on Culch.ie and sharer of awful jokes.

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12@Topgold

Leave me a creative text (+353861743369) if you want to learn Moodle or adopt a homeless dog.

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13@sabrinadent

Blogging, web design, marketing, communications

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14@krishnade

Digital marketing, marketing in a recession, online reputation, social media speaker, author, commentator, blogger, podcaster,executive career personal brand

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15@the_irish_times

Offical feed from The Irish Times newspaper in Ireland

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16George Hook

Irish radio and TV personality

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17@ManuelTheWaiter

Manuel T. Waiter is 36 years old and bitter, a contented sort of bitter

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18@rfwine

Enthusiastic Independent Wine Reviewer

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19@adrianweckler

Journalist and tech editor in The Sunday Business Post.

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20@beautie

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The Irish Beauty Blog

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21@smallsips

Talks trash about grape juice over at Irish wine blog www.sourgrapes.ie

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22@boards_ie

Boards.ie - Now We're Twitterin'

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23@morning_ireland

88.2 to 90fm: Ireland's most listened-to radio programme

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24@twentymajor

Blogger

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25@alexiagolez

I am the frenzy, I am the lightening.

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26@keithbohanna

co-founder of dbTwang, internet consultant, micro enterprise passionist, foodie

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27@adammaguire

Irish technology/media journalist and blogger

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28@kilian_doyle

Irish Times journalist

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29@dickobrien

Newspaper hack, semi-retired blogger and cycling fanatic

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30@breakfastnt

Presenters of Breakfast on Newstalk106-108fm.

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31@rickoshea

Radio presenter, blogger, writer, movie lover, Liverpool fan. Recently rated one star by

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32@joelennon

Author of upcoming Apress book, Beginning CouchDB

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33@suzybie

Blogger

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34@paschald

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin Central.

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35@ciarancuffe

Green Party TD for Dún Laoghaire

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36@loudervoice

LouderVoice - Reviews for Your Web-site

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37@antonmannering

Entrepreneur, Networker. CEO of Udoogoo. Do the odd event and networking too. :)

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38@iia

A business association for Irish businesses using the Internet

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39@johnpeavoy

Technical Solutions Sales Director with global experience of manufacturing, outsourcing & telecoms

40@joescanlon

Expert of Nothing

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41@ccrossan

New startup - www.weddingdates.ie

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42@revahealth

Father, CEO and Founder of RevaHealth.com

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43@jasonroe

Freelance Developer, Project Manager & all round SEO Expert. I'm currently looking for exciting new projects to work on. Contact me today!

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44@johnnybeirne

Founder of downloadmusic.ie, textatrack.co.uk and textatrack.com

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45@gracesmith

A 26 year old Freelance Web and Graphic Designer in ? with web standards and social media. An unashamed Apple Fangirl. My gallery project: www.cssloaf.com

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46@paddydonnelly

An Irishman in Belgium who really lives on the Internet. I'm a web designer and illustrator who co-created The Big Word Project.

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47@doneganland

the thoughts and ramblings of landscape gardener, designer and freelance writer Peter Donegan

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48@pauloflaherty

Irish, Blogger, Vidcaster, Consultant, Chancer

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49@dscanlon

eBusiness Executive, Enterprise Ireland

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50@marcusmacinnes

Founder and CEO of Pix.ie - Photo Sharing Platform based in Ireland

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The list has been compiled based on my own personal opinion of using Twitter over the last year and is by no means the definitive list. There will be some who feel they belong on the list (add yourself in the comments and I may turn it into a top 100 soon) and there will no doubt be a couple that I have completely forgotten and how I follow everyday and who will be offended, I apologize in advance.

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