10 Major Twitter Trends (September 24th-30th)

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. #RyderCup

5,905 Irish Tweets (of 279,966 globally)

The 2018 Ryder Cup was held over the course of three days at Le Golf National, Paris, France. Europe clinched the win over the U.S. with 17 ½ points. This match marked the sixth consecutive loss for the U.S. on European soil. Fans of the competition took to Twitter to share their thoughts.


2. #LiamMillerTribute

3,926 Irish Tweets (of 7,732 globally)

To celebrate the life of the late Manchester United and Celtic player Liam Miller, football stars from both teams played a tribute match in Cork. At 36 years old, Miller passed away due to cancer. Fans on Twitter honoured his life and his legacy as they tweeted about the match.


3. Michael D Higgins

3,620 Irish Tweets 

Incumbent President Michael D Higgins kicked off his campaign for re-election in the 2018 Áras race. Controversy has already begun to surround his campaign as people accuse him of staying at hotels that cost upward of €3,000 a night. The Public Accounts Committee also released the information that President Higgins receives a €317,000 allowance. People have taken to Twitter to share their opinions on his expenditures and pay.


4. #UNGA

3,219 Irish Tweets ( of 4,210,458 globally)

The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly is taking place in New York from the 18th of September to the 5th of October. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney are both in attendance on behalf of the Irish Foreign Ministry. While there, Tánaiste Coveney has ratified the Kampala Amendment.  Twitter users discussed the speeches and event that took place at the UNGA on social media.


5. #TonightVMT

1,762 Irish Tweets

The Tonight Show with Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates hosted Michael Healy-Rae last Tuesday. Healy-Rae, the Independent Teachta Dála for Kerry, acted as an interim host in place of Yates. During the show Cooper and Healy- Rae discussed current affairs. Viewers took to Twitter to share their opinions on having a sitting politician discuss current affairs.


6. Boris Johnson

1,272 Irish Tweets (of 94,896 globally)

Journalist and British Politician Boris Johnson has suggested building a bridge to Ireland. This comment was made in response to Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Johnson proposed in his Brexit plan to build a bridge that would allow a rail way between Scotland and Ireland. People took their opinions to Twitter regarding his comments.


7. Leaving Cert

797 Irish Tweets 

Rebecca Carter brought her Leaving Certificate papers to the High Court due to an error in her marks. The error resulted in her being denied a place at University College Dublin. Carter was successful with her appeal and her marks have been upgraded. Carter now awaits an offer from UCD’s veterinary program. People have showed support for Carter on Twitter.


8.  #AStarIsBorn

744 Irish Tweets (of 207,464 globally)

This past weekend the premier of A Star Is Born hit Irish Cinemas. A Star Is Born features actress/singer Lady Gaga and actor Bradley Cooper. The movie and soundtrack have fans believing A Star Is Born is worthy of Oscar nominations. Fans of the movie took to Twitter to share their appraisal.


9. #DTF18

653 Irish Tweets 

The 2018 Dublin Theatre Festival showcases 18 days of live performances that will take place from the 27th of September to the 14th of October. Performances in this year’s showcase include Hamlet, The Misfits, DruidShakespeare: Richard III and many more. Fans of the festival have been tweeting about their favourite shows so far.



10. #HWCH18

340 Irish Tweets

The Hard Working Class Heroes Festival took place in Dublin from September 27th to the 29th. Fifty acts performed across five venues in Dublin. Along with the music showcase, HWHC also featured the HWCH Music Conference in The Chocolate Factory. The festival had Twitter users discussing their favourite sets.


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