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Are you THAT person? Almost half of Irish people regularly post photos online while on holiday

A new study also shows that over half of us are partial to a selfie while abroad.

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A GOOD HOLIDAY is never complete without letting all your friends back home know about it.

A new study has shown that almost half (47%) of Irish people regularly share photographs on social media throughout their holidays.

Out of those surveyed 45% had the decency to wait until they got home to start boasting about what a good time they’d had. 

Despite the glut of uploading Irish holiday makers, less than one fifth of people confessed to taking photos to show off to their friends, with more people saying they wanted to take ‘great photos’.

When it comes to a holiday snap we are rather adverse to anything food related.

The avalanche of ‘legs by the pool’ hot-dog snaps was met with disapproval by around a third of those asked.

Pictures of food were also deemed to be poor form by a substantial number of the recipients.

Over a half of us have admitted to taking a selfie while away. Despite this one fifth of Irish people expressed hatred for images of their friends photographing themselves.

The research, which was conducted by Canon Ireland, also found that we have something of a bizarre taste in international celebrities.

The three male celebrities Irish people would most like to take a holiday selfie with are Barack Obama, Bradley Cooper and… Richard Branson.

The three international female celebrities we went for were Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and Oprah Winfrey.

Our domestic choices saw President Michael D. Higgins put down as one of the top three male celebrities Irish people would like to take a selfie with. Not very presidential perhaps. But if it’s good enough for the Pope…

South Korea Pope Source: Gregorio Borgia/AP/Press Association Images

The other two male domestic celebrities to make the top three were Chris O’Dowd and Brian O’Driscoll. Our three domestic female choices were Amy Huberman, Saoirse Ronan and Laura Whitmore.

The most popular social media outlet for holiday makers, keen to keep their friends back home in the loop was Facebook, with 81% of us gunning for likes.

Instagram and Twitter followed in second and third place with 41% and 28% respectively.

Read: Dad secretly films his daughter taking selfies, embarrasses her in front of the whole internet

Also: Orlando Bloom attends Irish wedding, poses for 7 gagillion selfies… it’s The Dredge

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