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:
9,651 Irish Tweets (of 1,735,722 globally)
Shoppers took to the streets and the internet for this year’s Black Friday shopping. On Black Friday, retailers around the world offer discounts on their products. People took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the day.
— Billy Drake (@BillyDrake76) November 23, 2018
— Dr. Mark Rowe (@DrMarkRowe) November 23, 2018
9,214 Irish Tweets (of 412,951)
Viewers of the popular TV show, I’m A Celeb…Get Me Out of Here!, were up in arms following celebrity stars James McVey and Nick Knowles not receiving care packages. Viewers shared their thoughts on Twitter.
— eeeva☽ (@itsevaolivia) November 23, 2018
James and Nick do the most work to get these care packages and don't even get them :/ #imaceleb
— ????Elaine :) (@trustedthewckd) November 23, 2018
3. Mick McCarthy and Stephen Kenny
8,076 Irish Tweets
Mick McCarthy was announced as the new Republic of Ireland soccer manager and Stephen Kenny was announced as the new Under 21 soccer manager. Kenny will succeed McCarthy and take over as senior manager in 2020. Fans shared their opinions on the new team management on Twitter.
Mick McCarthy is a legend. International football is a disaster. They could give the job to Mrs Brown for all I care. International football is brutal. Love the fact club football is back this week. Unreal few weeks of matches incoming. Come on d Gunners ✌
— Niall Collins (@Sloosh14) November 23, 2018
Mick McCarthy is Ireland manager. Boyzone, Westlife and Spice Girls are back. We have officially gone back to the 90s #latelate
— Conor Donovan (@CJD1989) November 23, 2018
3,478 Irish Tweets (of 1,056,745 globally)
As the Christmas season nears, Santa can be found making surprise visits to different counties in Ireland and asking children what they want for Christmas. Santa and Mrs. Claus have been spotted appearing in parades and taking pictures. People have taken to Twitter to share their Santa sightings.
Welcoming Santa and his helpers to Kent Station to travel on the Magical Midleton Express! pic.twitter.com/QeacTL9kaJ
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) November 17, 2018
3,212 Irish Tweets
Start Up Week Dublin celebrated entrepreneurship and innovation in Dublin from November 19th to the 23rd. Over the course of five days there were workshops and talks to promote start-ups. Attendees of these events shared their experiences on Twitter.
— Karla Araque (@karlitaraque) November 19, 2018
— Talita Holzer (@talitaholzer) November 20, 2018
3,207 Irish Tweets
The World Rugby Awards took place on November 25th in Monaco. Several of these were awarded to Irish rugby stars. World Rugby Player of the Year went to Irish rugby player Johnny Sexton, Coach of the Year went to Ireland’s coach Joe Schmidt, and Team of the Year went to the Irish rugby team. Fans shared their excitement on Twitter.
— Margaret O'Connell (@MargaretOC6) November 25, 2018
At #WorldRugbyAwards @IrishRugby win World Team of The Year, Joe Schmidt won world manager of the year & Johnny Sexton won world player of the year, a great day for the parish! ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/sJNp3RWPHY
— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) November 25, 2018
2,081 Irish Tweets (of 4,937 globally)
Ireland won against the USA’s rugby team in the Guinness Series international match on November 24th at the Aviva Stadium. The next stop for Ireland will be the Six Nations Championships. Fans shared their favourite moments during the match on Twitter.
Only thing more disappointing than #IREvUSA not being televised in the states is the report that @USARugby did not attempt to intimidate Ireland with a nice line dance before the match. #GuinnessSeries pic.twitter.com/94ixXNQdJT
— MrKam23 (@MrKam23) November 24, 2018
1,297 Irish Tweets (of 406.469 globally)
During the Brexit Summit in Brussels, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez threatened to veto the deal. Sanchez’s threat to veto surrounded the fact that Gibraltar wouldn’t be included in the trade agreements and there would be no protection of Gibraltar’s economy. Sanchez demanded written assurance before he would support the withdrawal agreement. Following his demands, the UK and Spain reached an agreement that the UK will allow Spain to negotiate directly with the UK over Gibraltar. People shared their opinions on Twitter.
What is he on about, if the DUP had the influence it thinks it exerts it would have prevented what has happened. The "Backstop" is the reality & the DUP has no influence whatsoever in it. Gibraltar & N Irl was never in the Brit mindset when the voted or negotiated with the EU.
— john o'neill (@corkyhere) November 24, 2018
— Cian Donovan (@CianDonovan12) November 20, 2018
Supervalu and ALONE Ireland partnered together for the All Things Considered campaign to raise money to beat loneliness around the holidays. Supervalu had pop up cafes and all proceeds from the cafes went to ALONE Ireland. Supporters of the campaign shared their experiences.
So glad I made it into the @SuperValuIRL #AllThingsConsidered café in aid of @ALONE_IRELAND this evening . Great products, a lovely atmosphere and all proceeds going to a fantastic charity. A great way to get into the festive spirit ????♥️ pic.twitter.com/Wq127u7iy6
— Sarah Glascott (@sarah_glascott) November 24, 2018
If you’re in town doing some festive shopping today or tomorrow do pop in to @SuperValuIRL #AllThingsConsidered Café on South Wìlliam St for a coffee & pastel de nata mince pie ???? All proceeds go to @ALONE_IRELAND to reach and visit lonely older people this Christmas time ???? pic.twitter.com/iYAh1ZbT2S
— Dr Darina Coffey (@darinacoffey) November 23, 2018
158 Irish Tweets (of 66,516 globally)
Ralph Breaks The Internet Irish Premier took place on November 21st. Ralph Breaks The Internet is a sequel to the popular Disney animated movie Wreck It Ralph. In the sequel, Disney princess can be found preparing for a game show. Ralph Breaks The Internet is Disney’s first blockbuster animated sequel. Those who saw the movie took to Twitter to share their opinions.
Omg #RalphBreaksTheInternet is a scream: warm, funny and full of genius in-jokes and visual gags. the cast are great. Silverman and Reilly are such a great duo obviously but Taraji P. Henson is a hoot ???????? its out here Nov 30th @DisneyStudiosIE
— Conor Behan (@platinumjones) November 21, 2018
— Jen Hogan (@mama_tude) November 21, 2018
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