Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (5th-11th Sept 16)

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 (5th – 11th September 2016) are summarised below.


1. #LiveLine

Joe Duffy’s Liveline drove conversation last week as abortion was broached on Thursday’s show. A debate took place online and on air as guest speaker Patrick Jameson, the director of the Women’s Centre in Berkeley Street in Dublin gave controversial abortion opinions and advice which roused listeners to vent their frustrations on Twitter.


2. #GalaxyStyle

On-street fashions shows, makeovers, fashion photography exhibitions and fashion workshops filled the streets and venues of Dublin last week in honour of the Dublin Fashion Festival sponsored by Galaxy. Some of the most talked about events on social media were the on street fashion shows and the young designer of the year competition and fashion show.


3. #PerfectIllusion

Lady Gaga released her new single Perfect Illusion last week. The single will be her first pop single release in nearly three years. The track was co-written and co-produced with Mark Ronson and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, with guitar from Queen of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme. Gaga’s “Little Monsters” were thrilled with the release and raved on social media about the single.


4. #AppleEvent

Apple launched its latest iPhone last week releasing the iPhone 7 and the controversial AirPods. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was chauffeured to the event by none other than Late Late Show host James Corden and American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams, before participating in the Late Late Show’s spin-off Carpool Karaoke, which Apple has recently acquired streaming rights for.


5. #DublinBusStrike

Dublin Bus staff began their strike action last Thursday and Friday in an effort to increase their pay by 15pc and receive a payment in lieu of a 6pc increase they were due in 2008 and did not receive. Commuters shared their stories, support and reactions to the strike on Twitter with many surprised at the volume of supportive messages for Dublin Bus workers. The strikes are set to continue next Thursday and Friday.


6. #ComposingtheIsland

The Composing the Island festival promoted by the National Concert Hall, RTÉ and Bord na Móna celebrates music in Ireland in the 100 years since 1916. The festival will feature orchestral concerts, chamber music, choral events and recitals. It opened last Wednesday night and daily performances will continue for three weeks until September 25th.


7. #Paralympics

The Paralympics started last week and the Irish team is off to a flying start: Jason Smyth won gold in the 100m sprint; Galway cyclist Eoghan Clifford secured a bronze medal in the C3 Individual Pursuit and Michael McKillop defended his 1500m title to win gold.


8. #StarTrek50

Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary last week and the passionate Irish Trekkie contingent were loud and proud with their praise for the franchise.


9. Stephen Donnelly

Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly announced last week that he was leaving the Social Democrats, the party he co-founded last year. Donnelly said that “after a prolonged period of consideration” he was leaving the Social Democrats with immediate effect and the reason he gave was that the leadership team was not working.


10. #GreatTasteAwards

The Great Taste Awards name the best food product in the UK and Ireland every year. Out of more than 10,000 entries Hannan Meats from Moira, Co Down, became the first company to win the Great Taste Awards supreme championship for the second time. The regional winner for the Republic of Ireland was Simply Better Irish Handmade Sticky Toffee Pudding, made for Dunnes Stores by What’s For Pudding, in Kilmessan, Co Meath.


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