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 (June 18th – June 24th ) are summarised below.
4,579 Irish tweets (of 980,773 globally)
Dublin is preparing for the 2018 Pride festival, scheduled to take place Saturday, June 30th. The parade is a celebration of the steps that have been taken in Ireland to defeat inequality and injustice faced by the LGBTQ+ community. People took to Twitter to show their support for the festival.
Happy #Pride | To all those people finding their way in this deeply conservative country, remember being who you are is more than a corporate slogan, greater than a cynical marketing campaign & more honest than virtue signalling ‘tolerators’. Be who you are. Be PROUD pic.twitter.com/hDasVin51D
— Dr Robert Bohan Artist (@RobertBohan) June 23, 2018
— Dublin LGBTQ Pride (@DublinPride) June 24, 2018
— Brian Nisbet (@natural20) June 21, 2018
6,044 Irish tweets (of 25,648 globally)
The Irish rugby team defeated Australia in the three-game series this weekend, making it Ireland’s first series success in Australia since 1979. Despite the competitive Australian fans and controversial officiating, rugby fans took their excitement for Ireland’s win to Twitter.
— Liam McDonnell (@mackey001) June 24, 2018
Two days later I'm amazed at the lack of acknowledgement to sub tight head John Ryan's immense role in those closing scrums; brilliantly intelligent scrummaging & hugely significant in #AUSvIRE
— Liam Toland (@LiamToland7) June 25, 2018
5,608 Irish tweets (of 10,007 globally)
RTE released a new documentary, No Country for Women, highlighting women’s collision with 100 years of discriminatory laws. The documentary included women activists Catherine Corless, Mary Robinson, Samantha Long and more. These women addressed the issues of Magdalene Laundries, the link between contraception and economic independence, the treatment of women in mental asylums, to name a few. The documentary received high praise on Twitter.
We need women’s history in our schoolbooks. The truth of it. Social history is as important in understanding Ireland as political history. #NoCountryForWomen
— Glenna Lynch (@Glenna_lynch) June 19, 2018
Catherine Corless is simply a hero, a warrior, there are no words to describe my admiration for her. This country has lurched forward only because of ordinary heroes who say NO MORE.
— Katie Dawson (@katiedawson23) June 19, 2018
3,508 Irish tweets (of 8,481 globally)
Inspirefest, an annual conference uniting some of the brightest minds in international tech, science, and design, gathered in Dublin this weekend. The event included over 50 speakers from 20 countries. People took their reactions to the event to Twitter.
Noeline from @MacnasIreland energizes the crowd at #InspireFest
“Without imagination we are trapped in the White House of the mind. Deadly and empty with not much to look at.”
???????? my favorite quote of the conference, if not of all time. pic.twitter.com/w26IgJxccG
— Fiona McEntee (@USVisaLawyer) June 22, 2018
YES! #inspirefest – thank you #ÁineMcCleary for sharing this quote. All too often I’m frustrated by people who boil ‘diversity in STEM’ down to ‘women in STEM’ – diversity is key to a great future in tech, so let’s not belittle the conversation ???? pic.twitter.com/DYZygaFWzY
— Sarah Quinn (@SquinnieThePooh) June 21, 2018
She is even more awesome than I expected her to be. Follow her and check out her amazing work! pic.twitter.com/4E79vucpLM
— Talita Holzer (@talitaholzer) June 23, 2018
1,717 Irish tweets (of 3,045 globally)
The #UnfinishedFeminism movement trended on Twitter and focuses on empowering Irish women to stand up to the injustices they face. The conversation addressed a variety of issues including domestic abuse, under representation in the workplace, cost of childcare and more.
When the cost of childcare cripples families so much so that one parent (usually the mother) is forced to give up work #unfinishedfeminism
— June Shannon (@juneshannon) June 20, 2018
Because women are under-represented in politics & boardrooms; because of rape culture; because of the gender pay gap; because of pension inequality and because women in minority groups are vastly discriminated against #unfinishedfeminism
— Laura Harmon (@Harmonica26) June 20, 2018
When I look into my 10 month old daughters stunning blue eyes I’m confident that she will grow into a strong and empowered woman who will strive to address the #unfinishedfeminism issues that my generation didn’t resolve. The work continues and we will make this world equal!
— Dil Wickremasinghe (@DilW) June 20, 2018
2,388 Irish tweets (of 3,238 globally)
Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates young people’s creativity through art, performances, music, coding, and more. This weekend marked the first ever nationwide celebration. Excitement for the event was evident on Twitter.
Had a fantastic workshop session with talented kiddos at Kells Library for #MyCruinniu Cruinniú na nÓg thank you all! ❤️ @CreativeIreland @meathcoco @futafata @wherewishes @MyraZepf @libraries pic.twitter.com/dn6M2AIyiK
— Tarsila Krüse (@tarsilakruse) June 23, 2018
Mosaic making with @TheArtHand at #Waterford’s @QuarterCultural – amazing way to start the day and a what a very special initiative helping create a piece of art right beside the place it will be installed ???? #MyCruinniu pic.twitter.com/wiZhNoejXo
— Sinead O'Higgins (@sineadohiggins) June 23, 2018
7. #RoyalAscot / #RoyalAscot2018
1,435 Irish tweets (of 74,579 globally)
Jockey, Ryan Moore sealed a big-race double when he won the Diamond Jubilee stakes at Royal Ascot on Merchant Navy who was trained by Aidan O’Brien. Favorite Harry Angel, finishing in seventh, got off to a slow start after getting his leg stuck in the stalls. Viewers took their reactions to Twitter.
Ryan Moore has won the leading jockey at Royal Ascot competition. And he still has one ride left, aboard the Willie Mullins-trained favourite Thomas Hobson in the 2m 6f Queen Alexandra Stakes. pic.twitter.com/iUQdZ99UqD
— The Irish Field (@TheIrishField) June 23, 2018
— Anne Marie Duff (@amdracing) June 23, 2018
— Murray (@TheMadManTips) June 23, 2018
1,530 Irish tweets (of 80,705 globally)
Ireland is expected to see temperatures as high as 30 degrees Celsius this week. This week could be the hottest June weather since 1976. People are taking their thoughts on the elevated temperatures to Twitter.
— Siobhán Gallagher (@TweetsByShiv) June 24, 2018
— LennyTodayFM (@MarkLennyskillz) June 25, 2018
1,015 Irish tweets (of 1,856 globally)
The Centre for Disability Law and Policy hosted the 10th International Disability Law Summer School at NUI, Galway. The core focus was intersectionality in the areas of women issues, older persons and children with disabilities. People took their reactions to the event to Twitter.
— CDLP (@NUIGCDLP) June 19, 2018
— Mushegh (@Mushegh1) June 19, 2018
1,361 Irish tweets (of 152,777 globally)
Thursday, June 21st marked the 2018 Summer Solstice. People took to Twitter to share their snaps on the longest day of the year.
— S Meehan (@SOMiochain) June 21, 2018
— Patrick Doyle (@patricksdoyle) June 22, 2018