Every year Facebook releases a Year in Review video which documents the events that had social media a buzz during the previous annual year and this year Ireland features. 

With much of the top ten news items taken up by tragic events that unfortunately happened this year, it was definitely a welcome relief to see something positive on the list. 

And that positive? Marriage Equality.

The marriage equality referendum that took in May was picked up and broadcast all over the world. The Year in Review video published by Facebook features a clip of David Norris speaking to a jubilant crowd in Dublin Castle. 

The list of the top ten news stories of the year according to Facebook read as follows:

  1. US Presidential Election
  2. November 13 Attacks in Paris
  3. Syrian Civil War & Refugee Crisis
  4. Nepal Earthquakes
  5. Greek Debt Crisis
  6. Marriage Equality
  7. Fight Against ISIS
  8. Charlie Hebdo Attack
  9. Baltimore Protests
  10. Charleston Shooting & Confederate Flag Debate

Watch Facebook's Year in Review video below: