10 Major Twitter Trends (November 19th- November 25th)

by Taylor O'Neil on 26/11/18

What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?

Welcome to our autumn weekly blog by intern Taylor O’Neil. She is a Junior at Lasell College 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. #BlackFriday

9,651 Irish Tweets (of 1,735,722 globally)

Shoppers took to the streets and the internet for this year’s Black Friday shopping. On Black Friday, retailers around the world offer discounts on their products. People took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the day.

 

2. #ImACeleb

9,214 Irish Tweets (of 412,951)

Viewers of the popular TV show, I’m A Celeb…Get Me Out of Here!, were up in arms following celebrity stars James McVey and Nick Knowles not receiving care packages. Viewers shared their thoughts on Twitter.

 

3. Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny

8,076 Irish Tweets

Mick McCarthy was announced as the new Republic of Ireland soccer manager and Stephen Kenny was announced as the new Under 21 soccer manager. Kenny will succeed McCarthy and take over as senior manager in 2020. Fans shared their opinions on the new team management on Twitter.

 

4. Santa

3,478 Irish Tweets (of 1,056,745 globally)

As the Christmas season nears, Santa can be found making surprise visits to different counties in Ireland and asking children what they want for Christmas. Santa and Mrs. Claus have been spotted appearing in parades and taking pictures. People have taken to Twitter to share their Santa sightings.

 

5. #StartupWeekDub

3,212 Irish Tweets

Start Up Week Dublin celebrated entrepreneurship and innovation in Dublin from November 19th to the 23rd.  Over the course of five days there were workshops and talks to promote start-ups. Attendees of these events shared their experiences on Twitter.

 

6. #WorldRugbyAwards

3,207 Irish Tweets

The World Rugby Awards took place on November 25th in Monaco. Several of these were awarded to Irish rugby stars. World Rugby Player of the Year went to Irish rugby player Johnny Sexton, Coach of the Year went to Ireland’s coach Joe Schmidt, and Team of the Year went to the Irish rugby team. Fans shared their excitement on Twitter.

 

7. #IREvUSA

2,081 Irish Tweets (of 4,937 globally)

Ireland won against the USA’s rugby team in the Guinness Series international match on November 24th at the Aviva Stadium. The next stop for Ireland will be the Six Nations Championships. Fans shared their favourite moments during the match on Twitter.

 

8. Gibraltar

1,297 Irish Tweets (of 406.469 globally)

During the Brexit Summit in Brussels, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez threatened to veto the deal. Sanchez’s threat to veto surrounded the fact that Gibraltar wouldn’t be included in the trade agreements and there would be no protection of Gibraltar’s economy. Sanchez demanded written assurance before he would support the withdrawal agreement. Following his demands, the UK and Spain reached an agreement that the UK will allow Spain to negotiate directly with the UK over Gibraltar. People shared their opinions on Twitter.

 

9. #AllThingsConsidered

373 Tweets

Supervalu and ALONE Ireland partnered together for the All Things Considered campaign to raise money to beat loneliness around the holidays. Supervalu had pop up cafes and all proceeds from the cafes went to ALONE Ireland. Supporters of the campaign shared their experiences.

 

10. #RalphBreaksTheInternet

158 Irish Tweets (of 66,516 globally)

Ralph Breaks The Internet Irish Premier took place on November 21st. Ralph Breaks The Internet is a sequel to the popular Disney animated movie Wreck It Ralph.  In the sequel, Disney princess can be found preparing for a game show. Ralph Breaks The Internet is Disney’s first blockbuster animated sequel. Those who saw the movie took to Twitter to share their opinions.

 

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