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 (November 27th – December 3rd) are summarised below.
1. Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor was one of the many celebrities invited to The British Fashion Awards this past week. During the event, photos of him and Rita Ora caused a swirl of mixed reactions on Twitter.
— Rita Ora ???? (@RitaOra) December 5, 2017
If I saw a picture of my boyfriend looking at another girl the way Conor McGregor is looking at Rita ora in that pic I’d spin his head
— ???????????????????????????? ???? (@abbielxigh) December 5, 2017
World AIDS Day took place on December 1st. It’s a day to shed light on the fight against HIV and AIDS and shows support for those living with the disease. It also endeavours to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.
"Unfinished Painting", Keith Haring, 1989
One of Keith's last works before dying of AIDS at age 31 in 1990. It was left purposely unfinished to represent his life cut short by the gross negligence of the gov't (specifically the Reagan admin).#WorldAidsDay pic.twitter.com/MabkEjPRdl
— ???? (@radio_format) December 2, 2017
Today, we remember those we have lost. Today, we acknowledge people living with HIV/AIDS. Today, we recognize the work yet to be done. #WorldAIDSDay
— Rusty Jufiar (@rjufiar) December 2, 2017
World AIDS Day is not only about raising money, but also raising awareness, fighting against prejudice and improving education. World AIDS Day is important to remind people that HIV has not left and that there are still many things to do. #WorldAIDSDay pic.twitter.com/Jsohw2qmzm
— ???????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????? Ⓥ (@eyre_mella) December 1, 2017
3. Croke Park
Tickets for Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour went on sale last week and has left some flabbergasted due to the price range. The artist was set to perform one gig at Croke Park but due to high demand, has released a second tour date. Fans tweeted their reactions to the tour updates.
Disgusted with the Irish public that Taylor Swift needed to add another date to Croke park, she shouldn't have got the one never mind two
— Kel 1D (@Kelly_Holden100) December 1, 2017
Eir Other Voices is Ireland’s longest running music TV series. The series is filmed in Dingle and offers dynamic performances that take the event beyond the capacity of small Church sessions and opens it to fans locally and internationally.
Overwhelmed. Thank you to anyone who voted for us to play that gig, I'm a bit speechless and just grateful to be here. Have an amazing weekend!! #eirOtherVoices
Photos from the lovely @NiamhKavMusic & @MayKapes ✨ pic.twitter.com/LlWlBfebsK
— Maria Kelly (@mariakellymusic) December 2, 2017
— ???????? ElectEd Smith ???? (@EdTodayFM) December 2, 2017
5. Patrick Kavanagh
November 30th marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. Some of his best known works include The Placeless Heaven and Tarry Flynn. People paid tribute to the poet on Twitter.
A lone piper greets plays The Dawning of the Day (aka Raglan Road) at Inniskeen cemetery before a ceremony to commemorate Patrick Kavanagh’s death 50 years ago today. pic.twitter.com/dLBbKprauQ
— Frank McNally (@FrankmcnallyIT) November 30, 2017
Prince Harry recently became engaged to American actress Meghan Markle. The engagement has gained world-wide attention and some opinions can be seen on Twitter.
— Katie Dawson (@katiedawson23) November 27, 2017
— Gl3NN (@Gl3nnC77) November 27, 2017
They're so in love ???? I'm beaming for them! #RoyalEngagement
— Paula MacSweeney (@sweetpmac) November 27, 2017
Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day designated to kick off the charitable season helping people find an organization, charity, or event within their community. The campaign is fueled by social media and collaboration which people continue to show with their support on Twitter.
It's #GivingTuesday and we're taking part in the @SVP_Ireland Christmas Food Appeal. You can leave donations of non-perishable food items at the collection point in the front hall. pic.twitter.com/bdkPbEMj9b
— RIAMDublin (@RIAMDublin) November 28, 2017
— Andy Balbirnie (@balbo90) December 1, 2017
— NOT OCI ???????????????????? (@IrishOlympians) March 10, 2015
Retail Excellence Ireland released a campaign that celebrates the significance of local shops and business by encouraging everyone to shop local over the weekend. Shoppers and retailers showed their support on Twitter.
— Rory Carrick (@EatDrinkRunFun) December 2, 2017
After a busy day nice to take time out to enjoy a delicious cupcake and coffee in The Bake Cafe! @RetailExIreland @LoveCarlow @Carlow_Co_Co #ThisIsRetail #SmallBusinessSaturday #ShopLocal pic.twitter.com/LCIWPaA4rV
— Fintan Phelan (@Fintan_Phelan) December 2, 2017
10. Leinster House
Good morning from Leinster House pic.twitter.com/pCHITUlywk
— WPDF (@WPDF_2017) November 30, 2017
I spoke with some army veterans outside Leinster house yesterday who were campaigning for fair pay and conditions for our soldiers. pic.twitter.com/ytabjbhvGs
— Joan Burton (@joanburton) December 1, 2017
— Pádraig Martin Rice (@PadraigRice) November 30, 2017