Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (7 – 13 November 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 (7th – 13th November 2016) are summarised below.


1. Trump, the White House and America

This past week saw an emotional end to the US presidential election. President-elect, Donald Trump, and his succession to the White House has caused widespread reaction from people across the globe. Every emotion from fear to admiration for his campaign was shared.

2. #UFC205

This weekend saw Irish UFC legend, Conor McGregor, achieve a win against Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden. Not only did the notorious McGregor excite crowds with his ultimate fighting skills, but he also dropped the news that he will welcome his first child with long term girlfriend Dee Devlin next year.


3. Katie Hopkins

Outspoken Trump supporter, Katie Hopkins, featured on last Friday’s, The Late Late Show,  to discuss the election and generally ruffle some feathers. The national broadcaster, RTE, received over 1,300 complaints ahead of Hopkins’ appearance with celebrities, such as Laura Whitmore, taking to social media to express their disappointment that she was given such a platform.

4. Leonard Cohen

Irish fans of the late Leonard Cohen, including writers, musicians and media personalities, paid tribute to the musical legend who passed away on 7th November, at the age of 82. DJ Dave Fanning shared a throwback with Cohen:


5. #Centenarytalks

Ireland 2016’s Centenary Talks took place in NUI Galway discussing the future of culture in Ireland.

6. Vienna and Austria

Ireland’s exciting 1–0 soccer victory over Austria in Vienna last week ended a successful 2016 for manager Martin O’Neill with the team holding high hopes for World Cup Qualifiers.

7. #kilkenomics

Bringing together economics and comedy is the four-day Kilkenomics festival that taking place in Kilkenny with much-loved Irish comedians, such as Des Bishop and Dara O’Briain among the line-up.


The late rugby legend Anthony Foley was remembered during the Munster v Maori All Blacks match on 11th November. The Maori All Blacks paid respect to the former Munster player by laying out a jersey with his initials on, before performing the traditional Haka.

9. #WebSummit

The Web Summit 2016 began last week in its new location of Lisbon, Portugal. Among the talking points during the week was David McClure’s ‘explosive outburst’ on stage in reaction to the result of the US election:

10. #ndw16

Digital innovation was discussed and teased out during National Digital Week held in Skibbereen, Co Cork this past weekend. With over 70 world class speakers, there was fun for every techie at this three-day event.

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