10 Major Twitter Trends (November 26th – December 2nd)

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. #LateLateToyShow

35,581 Irish Tweets

Approximately 1.3 million viewers tuned into The Late Late Toy Show  that aired on November 30th on RTE. The theme for this year’s toy show was based off of the movie The Greatest Showman and it opened with a re-enactment of the song The Greatest Show. Viewers shared their thoughts of the show on Twitter.



2. #StormDiana

3,327 Irish Tweets

Storm Diana hit Ireland on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong gusts of wind. Power outages were reported across Ireland due to the storm.  Several flights were cancelled at Cork and Dublin airports. Those who got caught out in the storm shared their experiences on Twitter.


3. #Dec1st

2,854 Irish Tweets

A national demonstration took place on December 1st at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. The demonstration demanded affordable housing for all and an end to homelessness. The march on December 1st is the largest housing march to date. People shared their support on Twitter.


4. #EURO2020

2,481 Irish Tweets

The Euro 2020 draw took place on December 2nd at the Dublin Convention Centre. To qualify for the 2020 European Championships Ireland will have to face Switzerland, Denmark, Georgia, and Gibraltar in the qualifying fixtures. Fans shared their excitement on Twitter.


5. Robbie Keane

1,297 Irish Tweets (of 13,540 globally)

Irish football star Robbie Keane officially announced his retirement from playing football. In his announcement, the Irish striker also announced that he will be accepting a role on Mick McCarthy’s coaching staff.  Fans took to Twitter to share their praises of Keane’s career.


6. #AnPostIBAS

1,133 Irish Tweets

The An Post Irish Book Awards took place on November 27th at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin.  The Irish Book Awards focuses on promoting and celebrating excellence in Irish writing. Book Of The Year was among the fifteen literary categories featured at the awards. Attendees shared their support for the winners on Twitter.


7. #BallybrackFC

863 Irish Tweets

Before a match against Arklow, the Ballybrack FC reported to Leinster Senior League officials that one of their players, Fernando Nuno La-Fuente, died in a car crash. Following inquiries about the player’s funeral, it was then revealed that La-Fuente was alive and unaware of his team’s plan to fake his death. Further investigations will take place on this incident. On Twitter, people have shared jokes about this situation.


8. #Dubai7s

696 Irish Tweets

The 2018 Dubai Sevens took place on November 29th and December 1st at The Sevens Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. The Ireland Men’s Sevens team won the International Invitational tournament while the Ireland Women’s Sevens team finished eighth in the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament. Viewers shared their thoughts of the matches on Twitter.



9. #LIW2018

675 Irish Tweets

Library Ireland Week 2018 took place from November 26th to December 2nd.  The theme for this year’s campaign was Librarians Transforming Lives and it focused on diversity and inclusion within libraries. Those who attended the events shared their experiences on Twitter.


10. #MUNvEDI

559 Irish Tweets

Munster won against Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO14 match on November 30th at the Irish Independent Park.  Spectators of the event shared their experiences on Twitter.


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