Twitter Top 10 Trends Ireland: 25/04/16-01/05/16

by Stephen O'Leary on 04/05/16

Each week Olytico tracks the trending topics on Twitter in Ireland and across the globe. Here’s the Top 10 Trends in Ireland from the week ending May 1st 2016.

1. Civil War / #CaptainAmericaCivilWar.
People following this trending term in Ireland last week did find content relating to the anniversary of the 1916 Rising, but that’s not what drove the trend. Disney held special preview screenings of Captain America Civil War in Dublin throughout the week, ahead of the official release on Friday, resulting in the hashtag trending across several days.

2. MojoCon

RTE’s Mobile Journalism Conference – Mojocon took place in Dublin on April 29th and 30th, and trended for over 48 hours. As is common at conferences today, attendees live tweeted everything from speakers, panel discussions, products demos and debates.

3. #GreatTasteAwards

The Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards took place in Tipperary last week.

“Critics from the likes of The Guardian and The Evening Standard were joined by buyers from Harrods, Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges, and others for the week-long tasting in Hotel Minella, when hundreds of fine foods were judged by about 70 experts” Conor Kane, Irish Examiner

4. #SaveDenise

Denise Ryan from Dublin was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014. Last week, a video she made to coincide with her efforts to raise funds was widely shared online in Ireland, leading to the hashtag #SaveDenise to trend for several days.

5. #BankHolidayWeekend

Everyone likes a long weekend, and in Ireland we like to talk about it too. Irish cartoonist TwistedDoodles contributed one of the most popular tweets containing the hashtag.

6. #IAmAReason

Debates inside the Dail and protests outside it, together with contributions from several high profile Twitter accounts in Ireland combined to cause #IAmAReason to trend several times last week, highlighting mental health cuts in Ireland.

7. #RiverFest2016

The festival which took place from Thursday 28th April – Monday 2nd May 2016 trended across the weekend with people sharing photos and videos of sunshine, concerts and fireworks.

8. #Gumball3000

Gumball 3000 set off from Dublin to Bucharest this weekend. The influx of cars and celebrities to the city, including David Hasselhoff, resulted in the hashtag trending on Twitter in Ireland.

9. #TrialOfTheCentury

The 1916 production broadcast by TV3 over the bank holiday weekend trended each night, with the vast majority of reaction very positive.

10. #Seanad16

The results of the Seanad election were announced last week, with winners and losers taking to Twitter to thank their supporters.

If you want to find out more about what trended in Ireland over the last seven days [or have any other social media listening requirements], drop Olytico a request at info@olytico.com.

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