Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (12th – 18th June 2017)

by Patricia Madden on 19/06/17

 

Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialise in social media listening and analysis, helping our clients make well-informed, performance-driven decisions based on Olytico insights. To find out more about our services click here.

The Top 10 Twitter Trends in Ireland from last week (12th June – 18th June 2017) are summarized below.

 

1. #Taste17

The annual Taste of Dublin food and drink festival kicked off on Thursday in Iveagh Gardens. Over 20 restaurants participated in serving food to over 32,000 expected event-goers. People were pleased with the variety of food, drink and entertainment at the festival.

 

2. #GrenfellTower

The fire at Grenfell Tower on Wednesday morning led to uproar on social media. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but several residents suspect it was related to previously known safety hazards in the building. As the death toll rises above 70 people, talk continues on social media about the tragedy. People are complaining on Twitter about how the media have reported on the incident to date.

 

3. #DalkeyBookFest

The annual Dalkey Book Fest ran from June 15th to 18th. Lauded as ‘the best little festival in the world’ by author Salman Rushdie, the Dalkey Book Fest didn’t disappoint with attendees posting about its events over the weekend.

 

4. Diarmuid Connelly

Dublin GAA football player, Diarmuid Connelly, decided to appeal his 12-week ban after an incident during the Dublin vs Carlow match earlier this month. GAA fans took to Twitter to express their views.

 

5. #Repealthe8th

The Repeal the 8th campaign trended during the period due to a news story reporting that a young girl had been wrongfully detained under the Mental Health Act and was discouraged from having an abortion by a psychiatrist.

 

6. #MayweatherMcGregor

Twitter is reacting to the sensational fight fixture set to take place on August 26th between UFC champion, Conor McGregor, and professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather step into the ring together.

 

7. #MoreWomen

#MoreWomen trended in this period due to the Women for Election campaign. Women for Election is a not-for-profit organisation that trains women in Ireland to run for public office.

 

8. Adam West

Actor Adam West died on June 9th at the age of 88. His name has continued to trend during the period as fans pay tribute to the man who played the title character of the classic 1960’s series Batman. 

 

9. #DPASSH2017 

This is the second ‘Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities’ conference. It was held at the University of Sussex from June 13th to 15th and was hosted this year by The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) with

 

10. #Bloomsday

James Joyce fans and lovers of his novel Ulysses pulled out all the stops to celebrate Bloomsday on June 16th. It is a day for fans to step into the era in which the novel is based and pay homage to what is considered one of the most important works of modernist literature.

 

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