Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (October 2nd – October 8th 2017)

Arielle McConneaughey is a Junior at University of Florida. She is currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

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 2nd – October 8th) are summarised below.



1. #TBEXIreland

TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands, and industry professionals. This year the event was hosted in Killarney, Co. Kerry and many Twitter fans had positive opinions about the designated location.




Leinster defeated Munster in rugby at the Aviva Stadium thanks to Rory O’Loughlin and a record-breaking performance from Johnny Sexton. Reactions to the game covered Twitter feeds.



3. #UFC216

UFC 216 took place in Paradise, Nevada last week. There were many exciting wins throughout the night, however, the most notable were those of Demetrious Johnson and Tony Ferguson.



4. #ISQua2017

ISQua collaborated with The Health Foundation to host a meeting on quality and safety in health care. With both partners aiming to promote and support continuous improvement of health care worldwide. Attendees posted their support via Twitter.



5. #Budget18

Ahead of Budget 2018, to be announced on Tuesday, October 10th, people took to Twitter to discuss potential developments.



6. #IMRO17

IMRO Radio Awards celebrate radio programming in Ireland. Fans and attendees took to Twitter on the night



The Republic of Ireland beat Moldova in a FIFA World Cup Qualifying round. Daryl Murphy scored both goals in the first-half which secured their win. Ireland’s World Cup hopes are still very much alive and well as they are scheduled to play Wales on Monday, October 9th in Cardiff.


8. #ReplaceAMovieTitleWithCoddle

None other than Irish Coddle trended on Twitter last week. The challenge to #ReplaceAMovieTitleWithCoddle entertained Twitter users.



9. Roy Keane

Roy Keane’s latest remarks on injuries in contact sports have sparked controversy. Keane is quoted as saying,”If you’re worried about the physical side of any sport then play chess.” People took to Twitter to express their outrage.



10.  #OurSIPTU

The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union represents over 180,000 workers across the Irish economy. With possible disruption to disability services, taxes, and other issues regarding fairness at work, protestors took to the streets to voice their concerns.



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