10 Major Irish Twitter Trends (July 9th- 15th)

by Kelsie Baumlin on 16/07/18

What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?

Welcome to our summer weekly blog by intern Kelsie Baumlin. She is a Junior at University of Florida currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:

 

1. #WorldCupFinal and Croatia

29,669 Irish Tweets (of 5,367,762 globally)

France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup Final on July 15th.  This was France’s second World Cup win and Croatia’s first World Cup final appearance. Fans took their thoughts on France’s win over Croatia to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

2. #LoveIsland

16,567 Irish Tweets (of 873,363 globally)

Love Island  is approaching the season finale after seven weeks on TV.  Fans took to Twitter to share their opinion on the show.

 

 

 

 

3. Boris Johnson and #Brexit

9,431 Irish Tweets (of 970,415 globally)

Boris Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary on July 9th,  just 24 hours after David Davis. His resignation occurred days after Theresa May received a formal backing from her Cabinet on the Brexit plan for a UK – EU free trade area. People took their opinions on his resignation to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

4. #ENGCRO

7,436 Irish Tweets (of 792,414 globally)

Croatia defeated England in the semi-finals of the World Cup on July 11th. Irish football fans took their support for Croatia to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

5. #RoyalVisitIreland

3,660 Irish Tweets (of 22,849 globally)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Dublin from July 10th to July 11th, their first official trip since getting married in May. The royal couple met with President Michael Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and visited Croke Park, Trinity College, The Famine memorial and more as a part of their trip.

 

 

 

 

6. #FilmFleadh30

1,348 Irish Tweets

The 30th Galway Film Fleadh began on July 10th and concluded on July 15th.  The festival showcased Irish films and brings audiences and filmmakers from around the world together to share in their love of films.

 

 

 

 

7. #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands

504 Irish Tweets

Failte Ireland released their new advertising campaign, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. The tour extends across the heart of the country from Leitrim down to east Clare and through Longford, Roscommon, Galway, Westmeath, and Cavan. Paddy Matthews was recently appointed the head of operations of the campaign.

 

 

 

 

8. #Ryanair

401 Irish Tweets (of 5,986 globally)

Ryanair flight from Dublin to Zadar made an emergency landing in Frankfurt, Germany on July 14th due to depressurisation. The rapid drop in cabin pressure caused the oxygen masks to fall from overhead.  Thirty passengers from the flight were sent to the hospital. People took their thoughts on the incident to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

9. #RISEConf

130 Irish Tweets (of 9,774 globally)

Rise Conference, the first major tech conference in Asia, took place July 9th to July 12th in Hong Kong. The conference included over 350 speakers and 15,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Olytico was delighted to partner with RISE Conference this year.

 

 

 

 

10. #DPF18

108 Irish Tweets

Dublin Podcast Fest will be returning September 26th to October 17th. The festival will include live podcasts, comedy, headliner shows, discussions and workshops.

 

 

 

 

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