10 Major Twitter Trends (November 5th- November 11th)

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. Minister

5,895 Irish Tweets

Leo Varadkar is under scrutiny after news was released that while he was Minister of Health, he took two Christmas holidays. Along with the release of this information, people are also criticizing his recently made comments about the Irish healthcare system and how he acted when he was the Minister of Health. People shared their thoughts on Twitter.


2. California

4,458 Irish Tweets (of 3,092,645 globally)

Wildfires spread through California leaving destruction in its path. Forty-Two people have been reported dead and thousands have been forced to flee their burning homes. Fair City actor Victor Burke was among those who were forced to flee their homes. People took to Twitter to share their thoughts and prayers for the victims of the wildfires.

3. Argentina

3,174 Irish Tweets

Ireland won against Argentina in the Autumn Winter League on November 11th at the Aviva Stadium. The final score of the game was 28-17 with Ireland in the lead. Fans took to Twitter to share their opinions on the match.



4. Northern Ireland

3,137 Irish Tweets (of 60,208 globally)

Northern Ireland and the soft border are still being discussed in relations to Brexit. People are concerned about the implications of Brexit on those living in Northern Ireland. They took to Twitter to share their opinions.


5. #Armistice100

2,622 Irish Tweets (of 213,076 globally)

Armistice Day on November 11th marked the centennial since the end of World War 1. Countries all across Europe hosted ceremonies to remember this day. In Ireland, ceremonies were held in Cork, Sligo, and Dublin to name a few. At Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin there was an unveiling of the Victoria Cross commemorative plaque and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral there was a moment of silence at 11am. People took to Twitter to share their thoughts and prayers.


6. #Midterms2018

2,501 Irish Tweets (of 819,799 globally)

The 2018 Midterm elections took place on November 6th in the United States. Democrats took back the majority in the House of Representation after a wave of blue votes at the polls. Among those voted in to office, a record-breaking number of women have been voted into Congress. Irish people took to Twitter to share their opinions.


7. #WebSummit

1,484 Irish Tweets (of 54,713 gloablly)

The 2018 Web Summit took place in Lisbon, Portugal this past week from November 5th to 8th. The Web Summit, originally named the Dublin Web Summit, is an annual technology conference that hosts Fortune 500 companies and tech start-ups. Attendees of the 2018 summit included Tim Berners-Lee, Michelle Peluso, Des Traynor, and many more. Guests shared their experiences on Twitter.


8. #scienceweek

1,335 Irish Tweets

The Science Foundation of Ireland is hosting Science Week Ireland this week from November 11th to November 18th. Twelve regional science festivals will take place during this week in Sligo, Mayo, Galway and more counties. Participants have been sharing their experiences on Twitter.


9. #U2eiTour

1,103 Irish Tweets (of 11,526 globally)

U2’s Experience + Innocence Tour headlined in Ireland during this past weekend. U2 performed their albums, Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence, at the Dublin 3Arena for four back to back nights. At the first night, President Michael D. Higgins made an appearance. Fans took to Twitter to share their experiences at the concerts.


10. #legis18

125 Tweets

At a hearing on November 7th, Ireland’s Health Committee rejected abortion legislation amendments.  The Health Committee consist of 10 TD’s who examined 130 amendments out of 180. People took to Twitter to share their varying opinions.


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