What is trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?
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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:
4,762 Irish Tweets (of 852,968 globally)
Croatia will be facing England in the World Cup semi-finals after defeating Russia 4-3 in penalty kicks. This will be Croatia’s first semi-finals appearance since 1998 after defeating Germany in the quarter finals. Soccer fans tweeted their excitement over the game.
Being in Croatia ???????? right now reminds me of being in Ireland ???????? during Italia 90, when small countries do huge things. It feels brilliant. The whole place is buzzing. And these people can party!! #WorldCupRussia2018 – nothing to fear on Wednesday innit! pic.twitter.com/2ex2HLAUST
— David McWilliams (@davidmcw) July 8, 2018
— Marijana Kostelac ✏️ (@MarijanaKay) July 7, 2018
2,743 Irish Tweets (of 8,831)
Dublin hosted the Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference from July 4th to July 7th. Over 2,500 delegates from around the world came together to discuss social work and social development practice, policy research and education under the theme, “Environmental and Community Sustainability: Human Solutions in Evolving Societies”.
— Caroline Bald (@CarolineJBald) July 4, 2018
1,536 Irish Tweets (of 453,934 globally)
Wimbledon began Monday, July 2nd and will conclude July 15th. The famous tennis tournament includes tennis players from around the world competing for the championship title. Fans took their support and enthusiasm to Twitter.
What a crazy second week in the women's draw at #Wimbledon. No Halep, Muguruza, Stephens, Keys, Wozniacki, Venus or Keys, to name but a few. The conditions have never looked better for Serena's 24th Grand Slam ???? pic.twitter.com/uOf2JoHRmk
— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) July 9, 2018
Wow no.6 seed & former semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov is OUT. Couldn't have had a tougher 1st round draw than Stan Wawrinka, who wins in 4. Stan is back ???? #Wimbledon
— Stephen Murphy (@Stephen_Murphy5) July 2, 2018
The character that women's tennis has been waiting for! Hsieh Su-Wei was freakin' ADORABLE in her post-match interview; she looked right at the camera and thanked the audience for their support. What a sweetheart! #Wimbledon https://t.co/60TRiYuUhf
— Sophie Grenham???? (@sophiegrenham) July 9, 2018
1,396 Irish Tweets
Dundalk won twice in 24 hours. Following Friday night’s victory over St. Patrick’s Athletic, Dundalk went four points clear at the top of the League of Ireland Premier Division. Dundalk also won against Glentoran in a friendly at Oriel Park. Dundalk FC fans took their excitement to Twitter.
Full-time: St Patrick's Athletic 1-3 Dundalk. What a night for Dundalk as they go four points clear at the top of the #LeagueOfIreland thanks a brace from Patrick Hoban and a rare goal for Chris Shields. Next stop – Tallinn. #CmonTheTown pic.twitter.com/aNPuSlvgUL
— Niall Newberry (@niallnewberry) July 6, 2018
It's seven years ago this Sunday – July 8th 2011 – since @Big_Shields6 last scored an away goal. That came in a 2-1 victory for Bray away to UCD, a game his current midfield partner Robbie Benson scored in.
That's Shields 9th goal for Dundalk and 14th of his career
— James Rogers (@jamesdundalk) July 6, 2018
1, 387 Irish Tweets
RTE released The Story So Far, a documentary about business man Denis O’Brien. The documentary looks into his childhood growing up in Dublin to his early ventures in business. People took their thoughts on the documentary to Twitter.
#DenisOBrien Unbelievable piece of fabulous journalism by David Murphy; a really, really well done massive programme; the amount of work done on it is phenomenal.
— Damien Tiernan (@damienwlr) July 4, 2018
Nothing new here for those us us who have followed all this up close but the way it has been brought together and presented is excellent. #DenisOBrien
— David Lane (@mrdavidflane) July 4, 2018
1,170 Irish Tweets (of 6,181 globally)
Scotland’s Russel Knox won the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. The tournament, hosted by the Rory Foundation, included some of the biggest stars of world golf. Golf fans took their excitement for the tournament to Twitter.
— Bren Whelan (@donegalclimbing) July 6, 2018
— Greg Hughes (@GregHughes2) July 9, 2018
— Greg Hughes (@GregHughes2) July 7, 2018
1,052 Irish Tweets (45, 897 globally)
For the third week in a row, the heat wave is a large topic of discussion on Twitter. After three weeks of elevated temperatures and drought like conditions, people are expressing their desire for rain and cooler weather.
— Dr Mary McAuliffe (@MaryMcAuliffe4) July 6, 2018
— Rebecca Dunne (@RebeccaD_PR) July 5, 2018
761 Irish Tweets (of 3,973 globally)
Ireland has formally launched a bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, hoping to secure a two-year term in 2021. If Ireland can secure a seat it will be the fourth time Ireland has been represented on the council. Ireland faces competition from Norway and Canada in what has been described as the “group of death”.
— Professor Siobhán Mullally (@smullallylaw) July 2, 2018
— Jackie Bernstein (@Jackie500000) July 7, 2018
"Ending conflict needs to be centre stage at the United Nations. We simply cannot consign millions of men, women and children to the brutality of war…" writes @Concern CEO @aidwkr on @thejournal_ie about Ireland's UN #SecurityCouncil bid #IrelandUNSC https://t.co/FMvUhxeUku
— Kevin Jenkinson (@newsbicky) July 5, 2018
454 Irish Tweets
Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular took place July 6-8th in Dublin. The festival included over 300 shows, workshops and activities for people to enjoy. People shared their excitement and snaps of the festival on Twitter.
Great fun over here at the @leinsterrugby stand here at #layacityspec @cityspectacular where we’re running a skills session and you could be in with a chance to win a signed #LeinsterRugby jersey #FromTheGroundUp pic.twitter.com/g9e6zplnEY
— Ken Moore (@moore_k91) July 8, 2018
— Jonathan Sharkey (@jdsharks) July 8, 2018
448 Irish Tweets
The National Library of Ireland opened the exhibition: Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again at the new Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre on July 6th. The exhibition will run for three years and will feature Heaney’s original manuscripts, letters, unpublished works, diary entries, photographs, note books and multi-media recordings.
What a morning. Something very special has arrived to College Green, a space to contemplate and celebrate the life, works and legacy of Seamus Heaney. Pictured: @MaserArt’s installation marking the start of the exhibition; pages transforming into birds in flight. #ListenNowAgain pic.twitter.com/AtJwbMACdo
— Stephen Moloney (@stphnmlny) July 4, 2018
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