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 6th – November 12th) are summarised below.
Science Week is an event that is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s work. The event promotes science related discoveries within Ireland for today and the future. Attendee’s experiences can be seen on Twitter.
We finally installed The Red Carpet Chandelier based on the solar spectrum! It's made with 603 test tubes and holds the signatures of every student and staff member in my old school. Watch our 3 min video here https://t.co/m0J8Xihrx9 #scienceweek #harvardcomputers #womeninstem pic.twitter.com/So6akt8VNA
— Emer O Boyle (@ucdartistsinres) November 12, 2017
— Matthew Gavin (@TheMattyFG) November 12, 2017
Ireland competed against Demark in a World Cup Qualifier on 11 November. Although the game ended in a draw, a match between Denmark and The Republic of Ireland is scheduled on the 14th November. Fans were seen expressing their support.
I have just told my v worried 11 yr old son that I am sure we are going to score a goal v soon – I know we can make this happen #COYBIG
— Miriam O'Callaghan (@MiriamOCal) November 11, 2017
— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV (@deric_tv) November 11, 2017
— Nobby (@NobbyFM104) November 11, 2017
Dreamforce is an event that brings together driven individuals for four intensive days of learning, inspiration, and equality. With over 2,700 sessions, Dreamforce invites professionals from every industry, role, and company size to attend. Attendees posted their feedback on Twitter.
— Lauren Dunne ☁️ (@LaurenDunne__c) November 9, 2017
— Carl Dempsey (@carl_dempsey) November 8, 2017
4. David Moyes
West Ham United are preparing to appoint David Moyes as the new team manager. The decision has sparked varying opinions and some criticism on Twitter
David Moyes set to be appointed the new manager of West Ham. Phil Neville will be his assistant. Slaven Bilic to be sacked. pic.twitter.com/cJCTsDEw2f
— Transfer News (@transfernews511) November 4, 2017
To all the kids out there, dream big … cause if #DavidMoyes can get yet another managerial role, you can be whatever the hell you want ????
— Harry McCann (@TheHarryMcC) November 7, 2017
5. John Halligan
TD John Halligan has come under fire for asking discriminatory questions during a job interview. The interviewee took action under the Employment Equality Act (1998) and Halligan has subsequently been ordered to pay compensation as well as any legal costs incurred to the woman involved. There were mixed reactions on Twitter.
I cannot be the only woman who is not offended by John Halligan's remarks!
— Nicola Bardon (@NicolaBardon) November 9, 2017
Ireland's government has to pay $8,731 to a woman after Minister of State John Halligan asked her if she was married and had children during a job interview, a question which violates discrimination laws. pic.twitter.com/g2IWbMgAlX
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 9, 2017
John Halligan claims he was only putting a woman 'at ease' by asking if she was married or had children during a job interview. 'Phase 2 was taking off me jocks" he added.
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) November 8, 2017
6. Martin O’Neill
Martin O’Neill was forced to revise his team’s standard line up for Ireland’s match against Denmark due to various injuries on the team. With key players missing, fans voiced their opinions about the altered line up and the match’s results.
Martin ONeill is not to blame.
John Delaney is.
— Revolution???? (@Revolution_IRL) November 14, 2017
— Richard Sheehan (@risteard69) November 14, 2017
The Labour Party’s, Labour Youth, is aimed at young people ages 16 to 30. The organisation recently held internal elections and people expressed their support for proceedings on Twitter.
It was a pleasure to serve as Chair of @labouryouth for the past year. We just elected a really strong NYE led by @chloemanno Very much looking forward to supporting her and her team in the year ahead. #LY17
— Cllr. Kevin Dunny Donoghue (@KevinDonoghue) November 11, 2017
— Trinity Labour (@TrinityLabour) November 11, 2017
— Aideen (@aideenblackwood) November 10, 2017
8. Louis CK
Comedian Louis CK is being accused of sexual misconduct by five women. The actor denied allegations of any misconduct until he released a statement recently confirming the allegations. Reactions to his statement were seen on Twitter.
Comedian Louis CK released statement confirming allegations of Sexual Misconduct "are true".
1) Most important is courage & risk brave women took by speaking out
2) What he done, IS CRIMINAL
3) He only caved after the story got too big to deny pic.twitter.com/KhNufgEQ6o
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) November 10, 2017
9. Michael Colgan
Michael Colgan, a theatre director, is under investigation after inviting five of his employees to a dinner where he allegedly abused and harassed them physically and verbally. He has since released an apology but many feel it lacks sincerity.
This Christmas I will be sending Michael Colgan a dictionary with the words “contrite” “proper” and “apology” circled.
— John Banville (@John_Banville) November 12, 2017
— Susan Mitchell (@susmitchellSBP) November 12, 2017
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) November 12, 2017
Startup Weekend was a weekend full of events that allowed individuals and groups to pitch their start up idea. Future entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to receive critical feedback and immerse themselves in an innovative startup environment.
It was a busy first night at #SWDubFintech and post breakfast refueling it’s straight into a quick Keepin It Lean with Gene #Leancanvas chat and back into building #fintech #startups for the Global @StartupWeekend challenge! #TSWG2017 #SWDub pic.twitter.com/59Ti627GOx
— Student Startup Weekend (@SWDub) November 11, 2017
— Gene (@genemurphy) November 10, 2017