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.
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The Top 10 Twitter Trends in Ireland from last week (19th – 25th September 2016) are summarised below.
The annual event hosted by the National Ploughing Association took place in Screggan, Co. Offaly from September 20th to September 22nd. The event saw record attendances and record levels of conversation online – it remained a top trending Twitter topic for four days last week.
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) September 20, 2016
— Firmwave (@Firmwaveltd) September 20, 2016
The on-going Syrian civil war, climate change and other global crisis topics dominated the United Nations General Assembly’s general debate and its social media conversation. The seventy-first session general debate commenced last week at the UN Headquarters in New York. President Barack Obama gave his last UNGA address as president of the United States and Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan called for a more coordinated response to the global migrant crisis in his address.
Job well done! Ireland's UN team 2016 with portrait of Ireland's UNGA Chair 1960 Freddie Boland (2nd from top left). pic.twitter.com/3Lpviedgmt
— Niall Burgess (@NBurgessDFAT) September 25, 2016
— Shona Murray (@ShonaMurray_) September 20, 2016
400 new members joined the Labour Party last week including students from University College Cork, University College Dublin and Trinity College with the leadership of Brendan Howlin and the Labour Youth running its campaign to recruit more young members on all campuses.
— Rachel (@rachaelewalsh) September 21, 2016
— Labour Youth (@labouryouth) September 20, 2016
4. Current Affairs Programmes
The biggest conversation drivers on Tonight with Vincent Brown were the allegations made about Gerry Adams sanctioning the killing of former Sinn Féin member and MI5 agent Denis Donaldson on BBC NI’s Spotlight programme.
No representative from Sinn Féin for #vinb. The Shinners haven't been this quiet since that time Aengus Ó Snodaigh drank all that ink.
— Donal O'Keeffe (@Donal_OKeeffe) September 21, 2016
As funny as waking up on Christmas morning and finding your dog has died. #liveline
— Bob. B. (@Oirisheye) September 22, 2016
— Al Foran (@ImpressionistAL) September 22, 2016
Homelessness, the bus strike, the budget and 1980’s Ireland were all popular topics on RTÉ Prime Time last week.
— Niamh Randall (@NiamhRandall) September 20, 2016
From crying emojis to angry gifs, fans of the Great British Bake off voiced their disappointment as the icon that is Mary Berry announced that she won’t be continuing with the Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4 next year. In last week’s episode Val Stone’s soggy bottom wasn’t up to par and she departed the show.
— Alan Costello (@alancostello) September 21, 2016
Complaints, vocal support and jokes were all part of the conversation surrounding the Dublin Bus strikes last weekend.
— SIPTU (@SIPTU) September 23, 2016
— Bar Rua (@BarRuaDublin) September 22, 2016
New fans expressed how much they related to Aisling and Danielle, the main characters of the Irish TV comedy show Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope as it premiered on RTÉ2 on Monday.
Decided to stay in and order 3in1s on my birthday and watch #cantcopewontcope and I couldn't be happier with my decision!
— Sarah (@broccolidoggo) September 19, 2016
Catching up on #cantcopewontcope Now that's proper reality 😂
— Bríd O' Connor (@biddy_oc) September 20, 2016
The Irish version of the popular Channel 4 format Goggle Box premiered on TV3 last week. The programme shows groups of families and friends watching and commenting on the television the people of Ireland sit in front of every night.
— JJ (@jayhartigan) September 22, 2016
Sparkling frocks, quick feet, loose hips and orange tan; Strictly Come Dancing made its entrance for its 14th series on BBC last Saturday. Among this year’s participants are: Irish television presenter, Laura Whitmore; Hollyoaks actor, Danny Mac and singer, Will Young.
— Hula Hoops Ireland (@HulaHoopsIE) September 23, 2016
— QuidProHoHoHo (@CoHesl) September 24, 2016
Davy Fitzgerald stepped down as Clare senior hurling manager last week. The passionate Clare man guided Clare to All-Ireland success in 2013 however, questions were raised in the county as to why the Banner men failed to` compete for that title since.
“One of the greatest privileges of my life has been to manage the Clare senior hurling team and I am immensely proud of the success achieved during my time at the helm. After this year’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Galway, I was undecided about my future and I indicated as much to the players in the dressing room post-match.”
— Sweet Lanterin' Divine Holy Mother of Jay-Z… (@pwalshnow) September 21, 2016
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