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 4th – June 10th ) are summarised below.
Hundreds gathered in the city centre of Dublin to greet the Magdalene survivors to show their love and support. Survivors spoke about their experiences at the Magdalene Laundries at the event. Viewers tweeted their reactions to the event on Twitter.
I clapped and I cried. I wanted the women to know that we cared about what they endured. I’m a little worried about the trauma of this evening for them. It was invasive and very public. I wonder who that served. I hope it was them. I felt it was me. #DublinHonoursMagdalenes
— Glenna Lynch (@Glenna_lynch) June 5, 2018
It was an absolute privilege to be present last night as #DublinHonoursMagdalenes . It genuinely feels like whatever we were before, as a society, we are a little bit different now. ???? pic.twitter.com/iF3a8KR4q1
— Gary Gannon (@1GaryGannon) June 6, 2018
One of the women Ireland enslaved in the Magdalene Laundries looks the same age as my sister. Mid-40s. Pregnant at 15 in 1990, she was lucky that our parents supported her & stood down the judgement. I was 10 & I remember it. This isn't ancient history #DublinHonoursMagdalenes
— Peter McGuire (@PeterMcGuireIE) June 5, 2018
Students sitting their Leaving Cert last week tweeted their reactions to exam papers while others tweeted their advice to those taking the exams.
I keep hearing "Don't worry, the Leaving Cert means nothing". This is awful advice to give a 6th year student. I was not happy with my LC results and it meant I couldn't do the college course I wanted. So don't overload yourself but do put you're all in #LeavingCert
— Cathal Haughey (@Cathal_Haughey) June 8, 2018
British reality dating show Love Island is back on TV. Fans brought their thoughts and reactions to Twitter.
— Emer McLysaght (@EmerTheScreamer) June 4, 2018
— Alan Finn (@AlanFinn16) June 5, 2018
I think Kendall should have worked on her insecurities a little bit more before going into the Villa, I feel no matter how much Adam tells or shows her he cares she won't believe him, and that falls on her- not him. #loveisland adam
— JacintaMaher☀️???????? (@JacintaMaher) June 7, 2018
4. French Open
Rafael Nadal, 32, defeated Austrian, Dominic Thiem, to win his 11th French Open title. Fans tweeted their admiration for the athlete and his success on the court.
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) June 10, 2018
— David Quinn (@DavQuinn) June 10, 2018
5. David Drumm
David Drumm, former head of Anglo Irish Bank, was found guilty for conspiracy to defraud €7.2 billion. The verdict concluded one of the longest running criminal cases in the State. People took to Twitter to comment on the case.
David Drumm convicted of two counts of fraud following the one of longest trials in the history of the State. By far the biggest Anglo scalp to date yet Interest in the trial has been strangely muted (it's being reported daily, people just aren't reading it)
— Conor Gallagher (@ConorGallaghe_r) June 6, 2018
Former Anglo boss David Drumm has been found guilty of partaking in a 7.2 billion conspiracy to defraud in 2008
— Francesca Comyn (@cescacomyn) June 6, 2018
Tipperary, the 2016 All Ireland Hurling Champions, suffered a devastating loss to Clare this weekend. This defeat knocked Tipperary out of the All Ireland competition.
Sunday could be Tipperary's earliest Championship exit since June 7, 1998 when they lost a Munster semi-final to Waterford. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) June 7, 2018
Tipperary GAA matches are not good for my health
— claire ???????????? (@Clayuur_) June 3, 2018
The 2018 Open Repositories Conference taking place in Bozeman, Montana generated conversation in Ireland this week. The conference brings people from around the world together to discuss challenges and opportunities facing libraries. The international event gained some attention on Twitter in Ireland.
— Digital Repository (@dri_ireland) June 6, 2018
— Dermot Frost (@astarmain) June 7, 2018
The beautiful weather in West Cork has been a topic of discussion on Twitter this week.
— Siobhán Burke (@wordhoarding) June 4, 2018
— Whale Watch WestCork (@whalewatchcork) June 10, 2018
— Kevin O'Brien (@kevob777) June 4, 2018
Liverpool was all set to gain forward Nabil Fekir but all transfer negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir ended as of Saturday night. Liverpool supporters discussed the topic on Twitter.
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) June 9, 2018
If the hole fiasco hasn’t turned Fekir off us (good chance it has) I think we still end up signing him after the World Cup
— Michael Buggy (@BuggyLFC) June 9, 2018
After losing 11 games in a row, Kildare defeated Derry for their first victory in 12 months. Fans tweeted their excitement over the win.
Kildare, deservingly win. Derry hit 2-16, yet still lose. Conditioning of Kildare players is frightening. Wouldn’t be surprised to see them sneak into super 8’s ifdraw goes their way.
David Coldrick won’t be refereeing the All-Ireland final after that performance. Shocking.
— Thomas Niblock (@thomasniblock) June 9, 2018
Different feeling about the Kildare team today. A long overdue win!
— Ger McNally (@GerMc31) June 9, 2018
I've seen a Kildare win!!!!
— kildaregaa365 (@kildaregaa365) June 9, 2018