What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?
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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:
1. #WorldCupFinal and Croatia
29,669 Irish Tweets (of 5,367,762 globally)
France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup Final on July 15th. This was France’s second World Cup win and Croatia’s first World Cup final appearance. Fans took their thoughts on France’s win over Croatia to Twitter.
#Croatia hold your heads high and thank you for giving every single small footballing nation hope that they can go to big tournaments and compete. You were wonderful.#WorldCupFinal #WorldCup #FRACRO #FRAKRO #CRO #FRA pic.twitter.com/2MesMuA52h
— Carl Mullan (@CarlMullan) July 15, 2018
Fair outcome to a memorable World Cup. France beat Argentina, Uruguay, Belgium and heroic Croatia on the way. PLUS the first teenager to score in the final since Pele 60 years ago. Phenomenal Mbappé. Allez les Bleus! #WorldCupFinal
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) July 15, 2018
— Ronan O'Flaherty (@ronanoflaherty) July 15, 2018
16,567 Irish Tweets (of 873,363 globally)
Love Island is approaching the season finale after seven weeks on TV. Fans took to Twitter to share their opinion on the show.
They should do an Irish version of Love Island next year..
stick a load of Ah Jaysis Howyas on Ireland's Eye.. Throw in a few scaldy youngfellas and a couple of crates of Dutch Gold.. Sit back and watch the magic happen #loveisland
— Jer Dixon (@JeremyDixonDJ) July 10, 2018
— Elaine (@ElaineODowd) July 13, 2018
"Teas, coffees, a bit of ice cream." Once again Alex is on a completely different show in his head and god, I love him for it #loveisland
— Valerie Loftus (@valerieloftus) July 15, 2018
3. Boris Johnson and #Brexit
9,431 Irish Tweets (of 970,415 globally)
Boris Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary on July 9th, just 24 hours after David Davis. His resignation occurred days after Theresa May received a formal backing from her Cabinet on the Brexit plan for a UK – EU free trade area. People took their opinions on his resignation to Twitter.
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) July 9, 2018
— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) July 9, 2018
— Shona Murray (@ShonaMurray_) July 9, 2018
7,436 Irish Tweets (of 792,414 globally)
It's coming down.
It's coming down.
England's coming down.
— LennyTodayFM (@MarkLennyskillz) July 11, 2018
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) July 11, 2018
3,660 Irish Tweets (of 22,849 globally)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Dublin from July 10th to July 11th, their first official trip since getting married in May. The royal couple met with President Michael Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and visited Croke Park, Trinity College, The Famine memorial and more as a part of their trip.
It was an honour to lead a roundtable discussion about empowering girls and women in tech with Their Royal Highnesses The Duke & Duchess of Sussex with leaders from across the Irish tech community at @dogpatchlabs. #DiversityInTech #RoyalVisitIreland @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/KVqBwGPfeY
— Liz McCarthy (@LizMacKerry) July 12, 2018
So the majority of the crowd here seem to be either a) tourists or b) Trinity staff taking an extended coffee break. Difficult to find anyone who, say, took a bus in from Raheny specifically to see the royals. #RoyalVisitIreland pic.twitter.com/kykLbRBz0A
— Daragh Brophy (@DaraghBroph) July 11, 2018
— Clo ???? (@ClodaghShortall) July 10, 2018
1,348 Irish Tweets
The 30th Galway Film Fleadh began on July 10th and concluded on July 15th. The festival showcased Irish films and brings audiences and filmmakers from around the world together to share in their love of films.
— Susanna Pellis (@SusannaPellis) July 15, 2018
Another glorious day at the Fleadh. Tons of afternoon shorts, excellent talks and a feature in the evening for good measure. Rowing Club for a nightcap now ???? @GalwayFilm #FilmFleadh30 #FilmFleadh pic.twitter.com/Vkbcm8uYHW
— Shaun O Connor (@shaunoconnor1) July 13, 2018
Thanks @GalwayFilm & @eibh_collins on including our short, ‘Johnny’, in this morning’s brilliant programme of documentaries. Produced by @AnnaRodgersDocs & @ZlataFilipovic @InvisibleThrd with support of @PaveePoint and featuring the inspirational Johnny Maughan. #FilmFleadh30 pic.twitter.com/dBRASgJ4WT
— Hugh Rodgers (@hughrodgers) July 15, 2018
504 Irish Tweets
Failte Ireland released their new advertising campaign, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. The tour extends across the heart of the country from Leitrim down to east Clare and through Longford, Roscommon, Galway, Westmeath, and Cavan. Paddy Matthews was recently appointed the head of operations of the campaign.
Another cracking day done on the Shannon. Today @RadioRayRTE came live from #Portumna and it was a scorcher! ☀️
Tomorrow #Athlone ☘️#IrelandsHiddenHeartlands @Failte_Ireland @RTERadio1 #nofilter #irishsummer pic.twitter.com/h2CGHGA8Bx
— Niamh Hamell (@Niamh_ie) July 10, 2018
Great to see the fourth brand developed after years of campaigning for. pic.twitter.com/z1304xEoOx
— Adrian Cummins (@adriancummins) July 7, 2018
Delighted to announce our new Head of #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands @paddymathews as specially created TV ad for the region airs for the first time today #DiscoverIreland.. https://t.co/2lD5nfwEQ3 pic.twitter.com/Dh7IAyepg6
— Fáilte Ireland (@Failte_Ireland) July 10, 2018
401 Irish Tweets (of 5,986 globally)
Ryanair flight from Dublin to Zadar made an emergency landing in Frankfurt, Germany on July 14th due to depressurisation. The rapid drop in cabin pressure caused the oxygen masks to fall from overhead. Thirty passengers from the flight were sent to the hospital. People took their thoughts on the incident to Twitter.
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) July 14, 2018
The worst moments of whole my life. You are in the air and one moment after you are just falling in the sky, your ears burn, there is no air and your mouth taste like iron.#Ryanair
— Minerva Galvan (@Maingd) July 13, 2018
130 Irish Tweets (of 9,774 globally)
Rise Conference, the first major tech conference in Asia, took place July 9th to July 12th in Hong Kong. The conference included over 350 speakers and 15,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Olytico was delighted to partner with RISE Conference this year.
— noel toolan (@noeltoolan) July 15, 2018
— Ciaran Hope (@cjhope) July 12, 2018
At @olytico HQ, we’re delighted to be the Official Social Wall partner for @RISEConfHQ. Partnering with “the largest tech event in Asia” makes us very happy ????#Socialwall #RISEConf #HongKong pic.twitter.com/7nwXu72qOH
— Olytico (@Olytico) July 11, 2018
108 Irish Tweets
Dublin Podcast Fest will be returning September 26th to October 17th. The festival will include live podcasts, comedy, headliner shows, discussions and workshops.
Delighted to announce that there will be a @Motherfocloir live show as part of – #DPF18! Come see me and the gang on the 10th of October at the Sugar Club. It's a double headliner with @IrishHistoryPod so it'll be an absolute BLAST.
— The Irish For ???? (@theirishfor) July 12, 2018
It's the return of the Dublin Podcast Festival running from 26th Sep – 17th Oct.
— HeadStuff (@ThisHeadStuff) July 13, 2018
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