KATE Middleton's marriage to Prince William made the headlines worldwide -- but it was her bridesmaid sister Pippa who was Ireland's most searched for new name in 2011.
Search engine Google has released a list of its most sought after subjects in the past year -- and it has revealed that Pippa was more popular than Kate with Irish people.
Models Imogen Thomas and Georgia Salpa made the list of fastest rising people. Imogen made the headlines earlier this year after it was revealed that she had been allegedly involved with married footballer Ryan Giggs.
Georgia Salpa pulled out of panto Sleeping Beauty last week and she is now tipped to take part in the next series of Big Brother or Dancing on Ice.
Meanwhile, the tough economic climate has caused Irish people to look for the best bargains, to the benefit of Donedeal.ie which has topped the list of most popular searches alongisde the iPhone5 and the Rugby World Cup.
The death of entrepreneur Steve Jobs also thrust him to the top of google.ie searches last year.
The Rugby World Cup and Galway Races 2011 were the two sporting events that received the most attention according to Google's figures.
Tulisa Contostavlos may have become the most well-liked judge in this year's X Factor after helping her act Little Mix win the competition, but she was beaten by her rival Kelly Rowland in the online popularity stakes.
Kelly (30) was one of the fastest-rising people in Irish internet searches, along with singer and guest X Factor judge Jessie J.
However, the most-searched for international celebs list was headed by reality TV queen Kim Kardashian.
Meanwhile, 2009 X Factor stars Jedward were still favoured by the Irish public thanks to their bid for the Eurovision.
The dynamic duo were among the top 10 entertainment searches of 2011.