Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (July 17th – July 23rd 2017)

Cat Gloria is a Junior at University of Florida. She is currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialize 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 (17th July – 23rd July 2017) are summarized below.


1. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

Upwards of 80,000 loyal fans came together in Croke Park for the homecoming of the rock band U2. The band played their most beloved album, The Joshua Tree, the same one they played 30 years ago in Croke Park. This time around they incorporated digital scenes behind them, bringing the concert to the next level.


2. #Seanad

The Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2017 passed through the Seanad last week, bringing Ireland one step closer to allowing alcohol to be sold on Good Friday. Even more good news, the Family Reunification Bill, which would allow refugees to bring their families to Ireland, was also passed. Now it must go through the committee.


3. #TheOpen

The 2017 Open Championship kicked off on Thursday in Southport. On the final day Jordan Spieth pulled off a close win with a score of 69, one-under-par, securing his victory. Fellow American, Matt Kuchar came in second place.


4. #MacGill2017

The 37th Macgill Summer School took place this week in Donegal. Several speakers got people talking online especially on the topic of political relations with the U.K. and America.


5. #BBCPay

Several women working at BBC came together to write a letter to the broadcaster’s director demanding action be taken to eliminate pay disparities for women in the company. The letter was read by many setting off a trend on Twitter this weekend.


6. Bank of America

Big news for Ireland: Bank of America has chosen Dublin as the location for its EU legal entities. This will take effect when Britain leaves the EU. Bank of America will release the details once the Brexit negotiations are finished.


7. #Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s new film Dunkirk was released Friday and has already had a huge reaction. The movie is based on the Battle of Dunkirk in World War II. Dunkirk’s depiction of events are so realistic that it brought tears to a veteran at the premiere.


8. Coutinho & Neymar

Coutinho made an important goal for Liverpool in Hong Kong this weekend, leading to a win against Leicester. Liverpool is in talks with Barcelona about Coutinho, who Barcelona has had their eye on for quite some time. However, Barcelona maintains the price is too high. Football was the hot topic on Twitter this week with Neymar trending as well. The decision has been made; Neymar will stay with Barcelona for the summer.


9. Sean Spicer

U.S. Whitehouse Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, resigned on Friday due to President Trump’s appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as Communications Director. According to the Irish Times, Spicer thought the appointment was a “major mistake” though he enjoyed his time working under Trump’s administration.


10. #LiveLine

The popular radio show trended this weekend when host Joe Duffy took on boss of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, about his airline seating system. Ryanair randomly selects seats for passengers unless they pay extra, resulting in many parties being split up on the plane, including families. However, O’Leary says it’s only a few Euros to sit together.


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