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 9th – October 15th) are summarised below.
Three people have died and over 300,000 properties have been damaged or left without power in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia. Met Eireann put a Red Warning in place ahead of Ophelia reaching Irish shores on Monday.
— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) October 14, 2017
— Sarah Strange (@sarahstrangeirl) October 13, 2017
2. Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein is under investigation for his recent sexual abuse allegations. As time passes, more and more woman are stepping up and speaking about the interactions they’ve had with Weinstein in the past.
The Oscars Academy is considering expelling Harvey Weinstein over 'abhorrent' allegations https://t.co/43VrP7DPQB
— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) October 14, 2017
Budget 2018 was announced last week with total expenditure for the coming year amounting to more than €60.9 billion. Among budget changes, cigarette prices will increase by 50cent, while alcohol pricing remains untouched.
The Irish for tax is cáin, not to be confused with caoin, the verb to weep. #Budget18
— The Irish For ???? (@theirishfor) October 10, 2017
Food on the Edge took place in Galway last week. The event brings together top internationals chefs and food enthusiasts for a two-day food symposium. It aims to challenge our perspective on food as well as how we relate to food. Many attendees tweeted about the event.
World's best chefs, Food leaders and the best producers, all together to make a change to our food world. #Fote2017
— Food On The Edge (@FoodOnTheEdge) October 9, 2017
— TheTaste.ie (@Thetaste_ie) October 9, 2017
— Kerry O' Sullivan (@gowestireland) October 8, 2017
The Oireachtas abortion committee is composed of 21 people tasked to propose changes to Ireland’s legislation on abortion. The proposed amendment would give equal right to life to the mother as well as the unborn. The ‘Repeal the 8th’ movement as well as its ‘pro-life’ counterparts, are to the fore of societal debate in Ireland.
throwing self down stairs, drinking bleach, starving self, roasting hot baths =methods used by women who can't access abortion #8committee
— ROSA #Repealedthe8th (@RosaWomen) October 11, 2017
— Ailbhe Smyth (@ailbhes) October 11, 2017
Deeply disturbing to hear such cold discussion of the ending of a human life. We don't end lives in this country. #8committee
— Cora Sherlock (@CoraSherlock) October 11, 2017
Zeminar is a social enterprise that introduces young people, specifically Generation Z, to the most innovative organisations in Ireland. The event features workshops, influential speakers and other fun activities.
— Irish Girl Guides (@IrishGirlGuides) October 9, 2017
— Bodywhys (@bodywhys) October 10, 2017
— Bella (@Bellaknit) October 11, 2017
Since its recent wins over Moldova and Wales, Ireland has risen in the FIFA world rankings. The team are set to play Denmark on November 11th. Fans reacted to the recent win and play-off draw on Twitter.
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) October 9, 2017
Holy suffering Jaysus almighty to the moon. They only went and won the bleeding thing!!!! #COYBIG ????????☘️????????☘️????????☘️????????☘️????????⚽️
— PJ Gallagher (@pjgallagher) October 9, 2017
Can't wait till we draw England in the World Cup and McClean kneels down during God Save The Queen. #COYBIG
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) October 9, 2017
Open House Dublin is a festival that invites all citizens to experience outstanding architecture through buildings that are usually inaccessible to the public. The event included free tours provided by expert guides.
— IAF (@IAFarchitecture) October 14, 2017
— Andy Sheridan (@jnrbaker) October 14, 2017
— Rob Cross (@RobCross247) October 11, 2017
9. Pat Gilroy
Pat Gilroy will take on the Dublin senior management job for the next three years. Reactions can be seen on Twitter following his appointment.
Pat Gilroy appointed Dublin manager for next three years. Fascinating appointment.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) October 11, 2017
I can see the logic in Pat Gilroy's appointment. Will be a highly organised set up that should entice best players to play for Dublin.
— Jacqui Hurley (@jacquihurley) October 11, 2017
— 98FM Sport (@98FMsport) October 17, 2017
Leinster Rugby’s Champion Cup Campaign began with a match against French giants Montpellier. Despite three of their key players being unable to play, Leinster prevailed. Fans took to Twitter to discuss the game.
James Ryan looks perfectly at home bashing into this giant Montpelier team. #LEIvMON
— Jenny Murphy (@jennymurphy045) October 14, 2017
It really was a massive bonus point win for Leinster today, against the best team in France at the moment. Can’t ask for more #LEIvMON
— Denis Bell (@denismbell) October 14, 2017