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:
17,175 Irish Tweets ( of 2,078,763 globally)
Chaos ensued following the UFC 229 fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Following McGregor’s tap out, Khabib jumped out of the octagon into McGregor’s team. At the same time, men from Khabib’s team entered the octagon and attacked McGregor. Both fighters were then escorted out of the stadium and the winner of the match was announced inside the empty octagon. Viewers took to Twitter to share their opinions of the post-match fight.
— Jack (@LoungeActJack) October 7, 2018
— Sarah Coleman (@SarahBooX) October 7, 2018
12,310 Irish Tweets (of 23,079 globally)
#RaiseTheRoof has been trending on Twitter for weeks now in response to Ireland’s housing crisis. On Wednesday, October 3rd, people took to the city’s streets to protest. Outside of Leinster House, supporters rallied for the cause. Among the protesters were student unions demanding affordable accommodation for students. For those who couldn’t make it, protesters kept Twitter updated throughout the march.
The tears were streaming down my face listening to her raw emotion, her pain. #Homelessness costs a family so much more than just a #home . Our children are experiencing hopelessness at such tender ages! ????????#housingemergency #RaiseTheRoof #MyNameis #HomesForAll https://t.co/2Re6sgNvJC
— Marie O Sullivan (@EireGem) October 5, 2018
#RaiseTheRoof This movement will be huge & exceed massive grassroots people's uprising against water charges & privatization. Democracy rising again. People, workers and students who make this economy, not fat cats hoovering up rents, are fighting back against the fat cats' govt. pic.twitter.com/jMtX2NnXUm
— Dr Tom O'Connor (@justeconomics) October 4, 2018
2,323 Irish Tweets
Blas na hEireann, The Irish Food Awards, celebrated their eleventh year of recognising the best Irish food and drink. In the 2018 competition, over 2,500 products were entered in to compete for awards in over 100 categories. Bakers and bakeries shared their awards on Twitter.
We are unbelievably proud to say we will be coming home from Dingle @BlasNahEireann awards with not just one award but 4 awards!! Proud moment for the Hassetts team???? #Gold #Silver #Bronze #Blas2018 #TeamHassetts #WorthyWinners pic.twitter.com/dvyJBz16vN
— Hassetts Bakery (@HassettsBakery) October 6, 2018
Not a bad weekends work two products entered and two awards @BlasNahEireann for our Cooked Irish Chicken Fillet and Chefs Larder for our new product Chicken Stock/BoneBroth delighted to say the least ???? #Blas2018 pic.twitter.com/0YfZY1cvHZ
— Chicken Inn (@chickfoods) October 6, 2018
2,123 Irish Tweets
As budget negotiations begin to wind down, Ireland’s 2019 budget is estimated to be about €3.4 billion with €2.6 billion already committed. The proposed budget could potentially cause a raise in petrol, diesel, cigarettes, and hotel VAT rates. According to a survey conducted by Taxback, 50% of respondents would like to see housing be a priority in the budget. People took to Twitter to share their opinions on the budget.
9% tourism VAT rate is supporting much needed job growth in #Cork #wearecork from entry level to highly skilled roles. Hotels @TrigonHotels @KingsleyHotel @claytonsprings & more creating #traineemanagement #programmes #TourismJobs #Budget2019 @Paschald @mmcgrathtd @IHFcomms
— Cork IHF (@Cork_IHF) October 3, 2018
Thanks @mmcgrathtd for meeting myself and my #Cork Central @IFAmedia colleague John Murphy tonight re #Budget2019. Vital to especially recognise income volatility, weather related cash flow issues, & support for suckler farmers
— Harold Kingston ???? (@HaroldKingston1) October 1, 2018
5. Krispy Kreme
2,111 Irish Tweets
Following the grand opening of the first ever Krispy Kreme in Ireland, residents living near by took to Twitter to discuss the absolute horror of the 24-hour drive thru. Residents stated that the noise from the drive thru kept them up throughout the night. Due to the complaints, Krispy Kreme was forced to shut down its 24-hour drive thru after its first week.
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) October 2, 2018
This is why we can’t have nice things… https://t.co/UhMw3UrP1t
— Deirdre O’Shaughnessy (@deshocks) October 4, 2018
2,049 Irish Tweets
PRO14 Rugby referee Ben Whitehouse is under scrutiny after his inconsistent rulings during the Leinster versus Munster rugby match. Leinster won the match, but many fans believe it was due to the biased refereeing. Fans took to Twitter to share their anger and frustrations about the rulings.
— Kenneth O' Connor (@Cionnaith77) October 6, 2018
MOTM performance by ref. Leinster couldn't have done it without him. #LEIvMUN
— Aidan Dennehy (@aidanDarchitect) October 6, 2018
1,461 Irish Tweets
The 2018 IMRO Radio Awards recognized the best in Irish radio broadcasting on Friday, October 5th. Judges for the radio awards were experts in the radio industry and judged six main categories which contained sub categories as well. The main six categories were Music, News & Sport, Speech, General, People, and Stations. Those who attended the awards shared their experiences on Twitter.
— KC (@kcshowcork) October 5, 2018
— JP McNamara (@JP_Cork) October 3, 2018
1,446 Irish Tweets (of 291,250 globally)
Theresa May made quite the entrance to her conference speech by dancing on to the stage with the sound of ABBA’s Dancing Queen. Whether or not this was a well thought out deflection ploy, her odd entrance stole the spotlight and was all spectators were discussing in wake of the Brexit plan.
Adviser 1: How do we distract people from Theresa's speech?
Adviser 2: Get a sign to fall?
A1: Did that
A2: Random guy hand her p45?
A1: Did that
A2: Coughing fit?
A1: Did that
A2: Do a dad dance walk on at start?
Theresa May: Hold my pint#CPC18
— Ken Curtin (@kencurtin) October 3, 2018
— Kieran (@eslsys) October 3, 2018
1,120 Irish Tweets
In counties across Ireland, efforts are being made to overcome the housing crisis. These counties are working to build new homes and social housing units. Along with construction, local authorities are enforcing accommodation regulations and renting standards. County councils are sharing their housing progress on Twitter.
Finally unveiled…The Old Library in Arklow. A public building being brought back into reuse providing 7 town centre homes, 4 of which are accessible. To be named 'The Old Schoolhouse' in recognition of the buildings past #HousingFocus @RebuildingIRL #HousingWeek pic.twitter.com/jHbCY9ImT1
— Wicklow Co Co (@wicklowcoco) October 1, 2018
Local authorities provide homes directly from their own social housing stock & through long term leasing arrangements.
They operate social housing schemes and supports such as HAP & RAS
They work in collaboration with housing bodies to provide social housing #HousingFocus pic.twitter.com/wBLM2DPXPy
— Local Authorities Ireland (@LAsIreland) October 3, 2018
607 Irish Tweets
Dublin Theatre Festival is still in full swing. Shows like The Misfits, NASSIM, ELIZA’s Adventures in the Uncanny Valley, and Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf generated a lot of discussion in the opening week and festival attendees now look forward to shows like The M House and Richard III lined up this week. Fans of the festival took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the shows.
— Aaron Kennedy. (@AaronKennedaa) October 7, 2018
Heading into wk 3 of the festival, I have been educated, amused, bemused, blown away, enraged, enlightened and shed tears of joy and sadness to the point of dehydration! I love theatre, I love the theatre community & in the midst of shitty newsfeeds theatre saves the soul. #DTF18 pic.twitter.com/cJRwzeTSXm
— Maria Fleming (@MariaFlemingDub) October 7, 2018
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