Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialise in social media listening and analysis, helping our clients make well-informed, performance-driven decisions based on Olytico insights. To find out more about our services click here.
The Top 10 Twitter Trends in Ireland from last week (12th June – 18th June 2017) are summarized below.
The annual Taste of Dublin food and drink festival kicked off on Thursday in Iveagh Gardens. Over 20 restaurants participated in serving food to over 32,000 expected event-goers. People were pleased with the variety of food, drink and entertainment at the festival.
— Dr Darina Coffey (@darinacoffey) June 17, 2017
— Gavin mc Donagh (@BriocheRanelagh) June 15, 2017
— Suesey Street (@SueseyStreet) June 15, 2017
The fire at Grenfell Tower on Wednesday morning led to uproar on social media. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but several residents suspect it was related to previously known safety hazards in the building. As the death toll rises above 70 people, talk continues on social media about the tragedy. People are complaining on Twitter about how the media have reported on the incident to date.
— LIAMO B (@Liamo2018) June 14, 2017
The way news is reported these days is evil. If it was a terror attack that happened at #GrenfellTower the death toll would be everywhere!
— Paddy Holohan (@PaddyHolohanMMA) June 18, 2017
— Richard Boyd Barrett (@RBoydBarrett) June 16, 2017
The annual Dalkey Book Fest ran from June 15th to 18th. Lauded as ‘the best little festival in the world’ by author Salman Rushdie, the Dalkey Book Fest didn’t disappoint with attendees posting about its events over the weekend.
— Dalkey Book Festival (@dalkeybookfest) June 16, 2017
— Gutter Bookshop (@gutterbookshop) June 17, 2017
— Andrea Catherwood (@acatherwoodnews) June 17, 2017
4. Diarmuid Connelly
Dublin GAA football player, Diarmuid Connelly, decided to appeal his 12-week ban after an incident during the Dublin vs Carlow match earlier this month. GAA fans took to Twitter to express their views.
The big issue the GAA's courts need to resolve is: What constitutes interference? When is "laying a hand on" interference? It isn't defined
— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) June 12, 2017
— Ryan Groves (@RyanGroves97) June 13, 2017
This decision to appeal Diarmuid Connolly's ban is just as annoying/wrong as anyone saying 12 weeks was excessive. Appalling culture
— Brendan O'Brien (@byBrendanOBrien) June 12, 2017
The Repeal the 8th campaign trended during the period due to a news story reporting that a young girl had been wrongfully detained under the Mental Health Act and was discouraged from having an abortion by a psychiatrist.
— Roisin Ingle (@roisiningle) June 12, 2017
— Colette Browne (@colettebrowne) June 13, 2017
So abortion isn't the solution but sectioning a CHILD and forcing her to carry a baby to term is? Vile, vile, vile. #repealthe8th
— Carrie Kelly (@karolinecelly) June 11, 2017
Twitter is reacting to the sensational fight fixture set to take place on August 26th between UFC champion, Conor McGregor, and professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather step into the ring together.
— Noa: The home of audio-journalism (@newsoveraudio) June 15, 2017
— Sinead Doherty (@SineadDFenero) June 15, 2017
— TheWomensPodcast (@ITWomensPodcast) June 15, 2017
— Colm O'Gorman (@Colmogorman) June 15, 2017
8. Adam West
— entertainment.ie (@entertainmentIE) June 15, 2017
— Chris Galvin (@ChrisGalvin1981) June 10, 2017
RIP Adam West pic.twitter.com/SshjNsEUNU
— Light House Cinema (@LightHouseD7) June 10, 2017
This is the second ‘Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities’ conference. It was held at the University of Sussex from June 13th to 15th and was hosted this year by The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) and the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) with
— Dr Sharon Webb (@wsharon145) June 15, 2017
— Lisa Marie Griffith (@lisamgriffith) June 14, 2017
James Joyce fans and lovers of his novel Ulysses pulled out all the stops to celebrate Bloomsday on June 16th. It is a day for fans to step into the era in which the novel is based and pay homage to what is considered one of the most important works of modernist literature.
— National Library of Ireland (@NLIreland) June 16, 2017
— Chapters Bookstore Dublin (@chaptersbooks) June 14, 2017