Top Twitter Trends (June 26th – July 2nd 2017)

by Cat Gloria on 03/07/17

 

If you want to find out more about what was trending in Ireland this past week, or if you have any other social media listening requirements, send us a request at info@olytico.com or click here.

 Cat Gloria is a Junior at University of Florida. She is currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialize 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 (26th June – 2nd July 2017) are summarized below.

 

1. #JobstownNotGuilty

The Jobstown trial finally came to an end on Thursday. The jury found the defendants not guilty of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser three years ago. People on social media, especially Twitter, were very involved in the heat of the 40-day-trial.

 

2. Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s humorous action film Baby Driver was released on Friday and people seemed impressed on Twitter. Wright refers to his novel-based movie as a “car-chase musical,” balanced with fun and action.

 

3. Germany

German parliament finally voted to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday. The result was 393 to 226 votes, making it legal for same-sex couples to marry and jointly-adopt children, a huge win for the LGBTQ+ community of Germany. The people of Ireland showed their support of the news via Twitter.

 

4. Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran announced his tour schedule for next year, and Ireland is on the list. Seven of the gigs will be played in various locations, including right here in Dublin. Fans were ecstatic to hear that he will finally sing Galway Girl in Galway!

 

 5. #PLLEndGame

Tuesday night marked the long-awaited finale of every girl’s favourite show Pretty Little Liars. Everyone was on the edge of their seat for this concluding episode. The reviews were mixed on Twitter, but memes were a theme.

 

6. #HarryPotter20

Last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter fans, young and old, celebrated the day on Twitter showcasing their best memorabilia and quotes from the series.

 

7. Derry

Derry played Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2A match on Saturday. Mayo managed to pull off a win, but only after scoring in overtime.

 

8. #SSP17

Cork Institute of Technology brought back their 30th Space Studies Program this summer and part of it was a guest lecture. Astronaut Dan Tani spoke at the institute on Tuesday about space exploration.

 

9. #FutureOfWork

The Labour Party held a public meeting last week about the future of work. Several keynote speakers including senator Gerald Nash and IBEC’s Tony Donohoe focused on adapting to the evolving work environment.

 

10. #HeterosexualPrideDay

This controversial hashtag trended last week and was driven by a heated debate on whether Heterosexual Pride Day should be officially celebrated. Opinions varied but the overwhelming majority opposed the idea.

 

If you want to find out more about what was trending in Ireland this past week, or if you have any other social media listening requirements, send us a request at info@olytico.com or click here.

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