Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (21-27 Nov 2016)

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 (21st – 28th November 2016) are summarised below.

  1. #BlackFriday

Black Friday dominated last week as many of us attempted to get our Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop, with bargains to be had across retailers both in store and online.


2. #CookforSyria

The Cook For Syria campaign is aimed at raising money for Syrian refugees through the unifying pleasure of great food. Tang on Dawson St, in conjunction with Glenisk, offered free lunches on Friday afternoon and encouraged people to donate. They managed to raise €4,000, which equates to 7,000 meals for Syrian children.


Don’t forget to go & support #CookForSyria Donate & Have a #free #lunch Thanks to @Glenisk & @tangfood Donations to @unicefireland #donate



3. #GilmoreGirlsRevival

The highly anticipated revival of the much-loved Gilmore Girls has sent fans of the show into overdrive with a return to Stars Hollow in feature length installments. Reports of a surprise ending left fans in shock and awe.

4. Fidel Castro

The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro has caused mixed responses from world leaders. Our own president, Michael D. Higgins’s comments on Castro’s death have proven controversial. President Higgins referred to Castro as “a giant among global leaders”. His largely sympathetic statement caused members of government, as well as the public, to criticise him.


5. #BWOTY16

Image magazine’s Business Women of the Year Awards 2016 took place on Monday, 21st November at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Dublin. Inspiring entrepreneurs were acknowledged for their business accomplishments on a night that showcased business women’s contribution to our economy.


6. #PinkTraining16

This is the largest LGBT training event in Europe. At the event, LGBT students can learn about their rights and about how they can affect change in Irish society. Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International, spoke to event attendees:



7. William Trevor 

Renowned Irish novelist and short story writer, William Trevor, passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday, 21st November, at his home in England. Trevor was considered as one of the great fiction writers of recent decades and Irish fans of his work paid respect to the late author across social media, since news of his death emerged.



8. #ImaCelebrity 

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here continues in its popularity as this year’s series garners plenty of attention, with fans taking to Twitter to dole out opinions on the show’s contestants.

9. #AbuDhabiGP

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix took place last week and it saw Lewis Hamilton win for the fourth time. However, there was drama aplenty as Hamilton’s race tactics were called into question. He may have won the Grand Prix, but his teammate Nico Rosberg, took the World Champsionship.


#lewishamilton will be sacked from #MercedesAMGF1. Graceless display after the race. #NicoRosberg under attack front & rear drove a stunner

10. #IoTWorld16

The Internet of Things World Europe kicked off in Dublin last Monday, at the Convention Centre. It brought together key players across industry to look at how various sectors use the Internet of Things to improve their business operations.

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