10 Major Twitter Trends (November 12th- November 18th)

What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?

Welcome to our autumn weekly blog by intern Taylor O’Neil. She is a Junior at Lasell College currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:


1. #IREvNZL 

18,846 Irish Tweets (of 64,043 globally) 

Ireland won against New Zealand’s All Blacks in the Guinness Series International match on November 17th at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland, as of Saturday night, is the only team to beat the All Blacks twice since the All Blacks won their second in a row Rugby World Cup in 2015. The match at the Aviva Stadium was the first time the Irish won against the All Blacks on Irish soil. Fans took to Twitter to share the excitement of the match.


2. #Brexit 

14,981 Irish Tweets (of 802,511 globally) 

On November 15th, British Prime Minister Theresa May brokered a Brexit deal which resulted in a slew of resignations. Within the 585-page draft agreement, the United Kingdom and the European Union agreed upon a transitional period after Britain exits the EU formally on March 29th, 2019.  The transitional period, which will provide the extra months needed for the two sides to make a new trade relationship, will be from March 2019 to December 2020. People took to Twitter to share their opinions of the deal.




3. #Whistleblower

11,177 Irish Tweets 

Following his resignation as sergeant-in-charge, Maurice McCabe became known as the Garda whistle-blower due to his accusations on Garda misconduct and corruption. Following his whistleblowing, McCabe was subjected to ten years of abuse and defamation by the Garda Management. RTE aired a two-part documentary about McCabe last Monday and Tuesday night. Viewers took to Twitter to share their change in opinions.


4. #ThisIsNotConsent

7,621 Irish Tweets (of 199,503 globally)

During an Irish rape trial, the 17-year-old plaintiff’s underwear was brought into questions within a County Cork court room. Following the allegation that the underwear she was wearing at the time of the rape provided consent, protesters of the case took to the streets of Ireland. Along with the street protests, the hashtag #ThisIsNotConsent has gained global attention. People from all over the globe have taken to Twitter to share the hashtag and their outrage.


5. Northern Ireland

7,406 Irish Tweets

The Republic of Ireland played against Northern Ireland in a football match at the Aviva Stadium. At the beginning of the match, fans booed both God Save the Queen and Amhrán na bhFiann. The match ended in a draw between the two teams. Fans took to Twitter to share their views on game.


6. #ImACeleb

4,550 Irish Tweets (of 216,043 globally)

I’m A Celebrity returned to ITV for its 18th series on November 18th. Alongside presenter Dec was Holly Willoughby instead of his usual co-host Ant McPartlin. Willoughby will be joining Dec in the jungle while McPartlin takes a break from co-hosting. Viewers shared their opinions of the upcoming season on Twitter.


7. #EuroSTARConf

1,384 Tweets

The EuroSTAR 2018 conference took place from November 12th to the 15th in the Netherlands. The EuroSTAR conference is Europe’s number one software testing conference.  Attendees of the conference shared their experiences on Twitter.


8. #Zeminar

915 Irish Tweets

The Zeminar conference took place from November 13th to November 15th at the RDS. Zeminar focuses on the Wellbeing & Education movement for Generation Z. Speakers at this year’s event included Panti Bliss, Cora Staunton and many more.  Attendees took to Twitter to share their experiences.


9. Cheltenham

467 Irish Tweets (of 23,608 globally)

Cheltenham hosted their November Meeting from November 16th to the 18th. During the November meeting, champion jockey Richard Johnson’s six-year-old horse, Lalor, won the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase. Spectators of the race took to Twitter to share their predictions and opinions.



10. #DBF2018

325 Irish Tweets

The Dublin Book Festival took place from November 15th to the 18th at Smock Alley Theatre. The annual festival showcases and supports Irish publishing, writing, and selling of Irish books, as well as the books’ authors, editors, and contributors. Attendees of the festival took to Twitter to share their experiences.


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