Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (5th-11th Dec 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 (5th – 11th November 2016) are summarised below.


  1. Gerry Adams

Austin Stack, the son of murdered prison officer, Brian Stack, confronted Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, at a press conference in Dublin. Stack claims that Adams is witholding information regarding Brian Stack’s murder and implored him to give the information to gardai. Adams rejects the claims.


2. Pat Lam

Connacht rugby coach, Pat Lam, announced last week that he planned to leave his post with the province at the end of the season. He is set to take on the coaching role at Bristol but explained that this was “one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make in my life”.

Lam said that the new post would allow him to secure his family’s future, and do so in a similar coaching environment to Connacht. His decision was motivated by the recent and untimely death of rugby legend, Anthony Foley, as his funeral put life in perspective for the Connacht coach.


3. #DublinOne

This is a new campaign highlighting gems of the northside Dublin 1 area. From great restaurants and bars to the best shopping spots, this campaign showcases the Dublin 1 area code as a city hotspot.


4. #Westworld

Twitter was abuzz with fans reacting to the finale episode of Westworld, season one. The sci-fi western series is based on the 1973 novel of the same name and is centred around a western-themed amusement park populated by androids.

While the end of season one has left fans wanting more, lead actress Evan Rachel Wood was awarded the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series this past weekend for her role as oldest android in the amusement park, Dolores Abernathy.


5. #Spin1038JingleBall and #FullyCharged

Spin 1038’s Jingle Ball took place at the Opium Rooms on 7th December and none other than noughties’ chart-topper, Craig David, headlined the event. The Jingle Ball is an event run by Spin’s breakfast show, Fully Charged with Cormac and Daniella, and fans were able to get their hands on tickets by tuning into the show or engaging via social media.


6. #Atlantic 

This multi-award winning documentary aired last Thursday on RTE. It took five years to make and is narrated by veteran Irish actor, Brendan Gleeson. Atlantic sheds light on the situation for three coastal communities in Newfoundland, Norway and Ireland.

The reaction across social media was one of awe at the quality of the piece, as well as that of outrage at the politics involved in resource management of the North Atlantic ocean.


7. #AllStar2016

The All Star 2016 event is based around the popular League of Legends, a multi-player online battle arena. The All Star event kicked off in Barcelona on 4th December hosted by Riot Games. Some Ireland-based fans shared the fun on social media.   


8. #GunsnRoses

Legendary rock band, Guns’n’Roses, is set to headline at Slane in May, 2017. Tickets for the concert have sold out within 24 hours bringing the total number sold across Ireland, UK and Europe to over three million. This will be the band’s first Irish performance since 1992 and so anticipation for the Not in This Lifetime tour is at an all-time high.



Munster recorded a historic 38-0 victory over Leicester Tigers in the European Champion’s Cup on Saturday. Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill described the performance as “not acceptable”.


10. Dundalk

While the Dundalk team was ultimately unsuccessful in its Europa League campaign, the side exceeded expectations and gained a slew of fans for its efforts.

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