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 (17th – 23rd October 2016) are summarised below.
The Jobstown Not Guilty movement took off after a teen boy was found guilty for false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest in Jobstown two years ago. Demonstrators took to Dublin city centre on Saturday as part of an “impromptu” rally to defend the schoolboy and others charged with false imprisonment, violent disorder and criminal charge.
— Ruth Coppinger (@RuthCoppingerSP) October 21, 2016
— Brid Smith TD (@bridsmithTD) October 21, 2016
Uprise is a startup festival that originated in Amsterdam and came to Dublin four festivals later on Thursday of last week. Start-ups, workshops, DJs, games and “mayhem,” were some of the things that the thousands of attendees had a chance to experience.
— Jane E Morgan @JEM 9 (@Jane_E_Morgan) October 18, 2016
Lady Gaga’s 5th album, Joanne, was released last week and after listening it for the first time fans took to Twitter to admit that the album was even better than they had expected.
— _ (@artpvpsus) October 21, 2016
Independent Broadcasters of Ireland hosted the Radio Days Ireland event last week where attendees learned about the future of broadcasting with radio industry leaders from around the country taking the stage as guest speakers in the two-day long conference.
— Samantha McCaughren (@SMcCaughren) October 18, 2016
— AOIFE SCOTT (@aoifescott) October 17, 2016
The Local Enterprise Office hosted a National Women’s Enterprise Day conference aimed at inspiring and supporting women nationwide in running their own business. The event took place Thursday on 7 different regional locations around the country.
— Della Kilroy (@dellakilroy) October 19, 2016
— Karen Geraghty (@yankeedoodlepad) October 21, 2016
— FormulaSpy (@formulaspy) October 21, 2016
Antonio French from St. Louis, who recently announced he is running for mayor, mocked Donald Trump’s responses to foreign policy questions during the third U.S. presidential debate by tweeting that they sounded like a “book report from a teenager who hasn’t read the book.” The tweet now has more than 15,000 retweets and more than 29,000 likes on Twitter from across the globe.
Trump's foreign policy answers sound like a book report from a teenager who hasn't read the book. "Oh, the grapes! They had so much wrath!"
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 20, 2016
There's this doctor, total loser. Takes a potion, what can I say, turns him into a great guy. Like me. A winner. THE BEST. #TrumpBookReport
— Donal O'Keeffe (@Donal_OKeeffe) October 20, 2016
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan appeared at the stair head. He gained a lot of weight. It was a real problem #TrumpBookReport
— Colm Ó Mongáin (@colmomongain) October 20, 2016
Maths Week Ireland led #MathsWeek2016 last week with the aim of promoting awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a wide variety of events and activities across the nation.
— Clonmoney National (@clonmoney) October 19, 2016
— Mr Kinsella (@MrKinsellaRNS) October 19, 2016
9. Peter O’Mahony & Anthony Foley
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony and director Rassie Erasmus spoke at a press conference last week for the first time after the death of former captain and head coach Anthony Foley. Content shared online reflected the shock and upset about Axel’s untimely death in what proved to be a very emotionally challenging period for the club and rugby fans throughout the country.
An emotional Peter O'Mahony recalls his 1st Munster game under Anthony Foley
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) October 19, 2016
As emotional a press conference as I've ever attended. Peter O'Mahony was immense as he paid tribute to one of his heroes. @offtheball
— David McIntyre (@DaveMcIntyreIRL) October 19, 2016
Business leaders joined Focus Ireland’s sleep-out event Shine a Light Night Friday night in an effort to fundraise and “stand in solidarity,” with the homeless in Ireland.
— Core (@core_irl) October 24, 2016
— Sheena Madden (@SheenaMadden) October 14, 2016
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