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 (October 23rd – October 29th) are summarised below.
20,000 people participated in this years Dublin Marathon. The event aimed to empower everyday heroes and encourage participants to share their personal stories and motivations for running the marathon.
— Sarah Gallagher (@SGallagher_) October 28, 2017
Employing my own form of mindfulness today I repeated seven words in my head to keep me going on #DublinMarathon and it really helped:
(I felt so proud to be Irish today. The love and humour was just ❤️ )
Here's why: pic.twitter.com/iyWQQQ62F7
— LennyTodayFM (@MarkLennyskillz) October 29, 2017
— Joanne Dalton ???? (@DaltonJoanne79) October 27, 2017
Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues to grow as the third installation to the Thor franchise was released. Thor:Ragnarok’s release was highly anticipated by fans of the series. Fans reacted on Twitter in the wake of its release.
— Kate (@BibliophileBC) October 27, 2017
Members of the St Patrick’s GAA club in Kilkenny are under investigation following a celebration party that took place in Ballyragget. The investigation was launched due to explicit videos and photos circulating widely on the internet. Multiple opinions can be seen on Twitter.
— Dave Dooley (@DaveJohnDooley) October 26, 2017
— Marty Meany (@martinmeany) October 25, 2017
Boxing fans world-wide have mixed opinions to a referee’s decision to stop a match with just over six minutes remaining. The fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam has fans taking to Twitter to express their frustration.
— anto (@muggles21) October 28, 2017
— Keith Heffernan (@Keithyheffo) October 28, 2017
5. Simon Fitzmaurice
Simon Fitzmaurice, an Irish writer and director, passed away at the age of 43. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of a motor neurone disease. In his 2014 memoir, It’s Not Yet Dark, Simon elaborated on his illness. Friends, family and fans shared their memories and expressed their condolences online.
IFTA is saddened by the news that the inspirational Simon Fitzmaurice has passed away. Our thoughts are with Ruth, their children & family. pic.twitter.com/xPu7heQFp8
— Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) (@IFTA) October 27, 2017
I'm so desperately sad to hear #SimonFitzmaurice has died. Please seek out the #ItsNotYetDark doc, a wonderful tribute to a heroic man and his equally heroic wife, Ruth, who brought the light to his life.
— Philip Nolan (@philipnolan1) October 27, 2017
RIP Simon Fitzmaurice a supremely talented man with a bulletproof spirit. https://t.co/dTLrkCKOGm
— Jarlath Regan (@Jarlath) October 27, 2017
Other Voices is an international music television series and arts festival. It is a three-day event that brings together creativity, music and technology. This event featured speakers and audiences both local and renowned names. Attendees shared their experiences via Twitter.
— Hilary Copeland (@HilaryCopeland) October 28, 2017
— Bill Shaw (@Billthunderroad) October 27, 2017
The second season of sci-fi drama, Stranger Things , was released last week. The Netflix Original series has captured millions of fans since it first came out in July, 2016. Fans expressed their excitement on Twitter.
— CyberHoudini (@CyberHoudini) October 27, 2017
— TheRazoredEdge (@TheRazoredEdge) October 27, 2017
Web Summit 2017 will begin on November 6th. In anticipation for what has become one of the world’s largest technology conference, attendees and techies tweeted about it.
— Paddy Cosgrave (@paddycosgrave) October 27, 2017
9. Tom Humphries
Tom Humphries, a former sports journalist and columnist for The Irish Times, pleaded guilty to two charges of defilement of a child, and four charges of sexual exploitation. He was sentenced to two and half years in prison. The ruling on his sentencing lead to scattered opinions.
— ConcernedCitizen (@scrahallia) October 24, 2017
— Dr. Eddie Murphy (@dreddiemurphy) October 24, 2017
Artistically carved pumpkins and unique costumes filled Twitter as Ireland celebrated Halloween.
— ℂ???????????????? ???????????????????????????? (@ConorS) October 29, 2017
— polly molotov (@NursepollyRgn) October 29, 2017