Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (3rd-9th Oct)

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 (3rd – 9th October 2016) are summarised below.


1. #SpaceWeek16

Ireland’s first national Space Week organised by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork in association with Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland took place last week. Attendees experienced space themed events like stargazing, astronomy talks, MoonCycles and space related workshops and activities; to celebrate this year’s festival theme of ‘Our Planet, Our Space, Our Time’.


2. #PallCareWeek

Palliative Care Awareness Week was born with the intention of making people more aware of what palliative care actually involves. Palliative care is aimed at people whose conditions cannot be cured. The goal is to provide the best quality of life in the time they have left, which can be anything from days to years.


3. #HWCH16

The Hard Working Class Heroes Convention, is an annual music showcase and convention in Dublin’s city centre. Ireland’s musicians and music industry professionals filled the Chocolate Factory on Kings Inn Street from Thursday to Saturday. Daylight hours saw panel discussions, interviews, workshops, how-to seminars and demonstrations which were followed by performances showcasing Irish musical talent in the evening.


4. #727TourDublin

Fifth Harmony, the American girl group who rose to fame on the second season of the X Factor USA in 2012, played their first Irish concert in the 3Arena on October 4th.



Martin O’Neill’s boys in green had a busy week with two World Cup qualifying matches last week. In the first match, in the Aviva stadium, Ireland came out on top with a 1-0 win against Georgia. James McClean was top scorer in the away match against Moldova scoring two goals to lead Ireland to a 3 – 1 win against the home side.


6. #PPI16

The PPI Radio Awards celebrated the art and skill of radio production and programming in Kilkenny on Friday. The big winners of the night included: BBC Radio Ulster, who won Full Service Station of the Year; Cork’s Red FM 104-106 won Music Station of the Year and Radio Kerry won Local Station of the Year.


7. #UFC204

Michael Bisping retained his middle weight title on Saturday in UFC204 as he narrowly escaped defeat by Dan Henderson in the Manchester Arena. Henderson announced his retirement after the fight stating “fortunate for you guys, unfortunate for those who didn’t come. That was the last time that anyone will see me fight live. I appreciate all the support throughout the years.”


8. #Westworld

The new HBO series Westworld is a TV adaptation of a 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton. The original film was an adaptation of a book about a western-styled theme park set in the future, where robots provided entertainment for paying humans. Initial Twitter reviews are predominately positive with excitement building for the coming episodes.


9. #Brexit

Brexit was back in the headlines last week as British PM Theresa May announced that she would trigger what is likely to be a two-year process to leave the EU by the end of March. It was also publicised that the government would no longer seek advice from foreign advisors in relation to Brexit strategy and that companies will be required to list their foreign workers:

“The proposals, revealed by the new UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd at the Conservative Party conference yesterday, are intended to pressure companies to take on more local workers and to ‘prevent migrants taking jobs [that] British people can do’.”


10. #Budget2017

Budget 2017 was top of mind last week for a lot of Twitter users. Political parties collated their alternative budgets and other interested parties lobbied for their causes and predicted outcomes in anticipation of the full budget announcement yesterday.


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