Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialize 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 (11th September – 17th September 2017) are summarized below.
As Dublin goes on to make history as All Ireland Champions for their third year in a row, the same cannot be said for Mayo.
Mayo’s loss has caused suspicion as people believe an old curse is the reason behind the team failed attempts at the Sam Maguire. Fans weighed in on Twitter.
— Mattress Mick (@mattressmick) September 13, 2017
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) September 17, 2017
— Sounds from a Safe Harbour (@SafeHarbourFest) September 14, 2017
3. George Hook
George Hook sparked controversy on his radio show last week due to comments he made on the topic of rape. While some supported his comments, many were offended by them. Hook made an official apology to the public in the aftermath. However, he has since been suspended from Newstalk.
This is new: Staff at Newstalk have drafted a letter demanding that George Hook be taken off air immediately https://t.co/gNH3mYWwbR
— Christine Bohan (@ChristineBohan) September 12, 2017
Anticipation for the new iPhone X continues to escalate since Apple’s Special Event on September 12th. The company also unveiled the iPhone 8, a cheaper model than the X. Apple users struggled to see difbetween the iPhone 7 and 8.
— Adrian Weckler (@adrianweckler) September 12, 2017
Bewley’s hosted its Together with Bewley’s event in aid of Hospice care in Ireland. In 2016 over 337,600 cups of coffee were brewed and €1.7 million raised. The event also had the support of some famous Irish faces.
— TheTaste.ie (@Thetaste_ie) September 14, 2017
— Caoimhe Butler (@caoimhebutler2) September 14, 2017
If George Hook isn’t enough for you when it comes to unfavourable opinions, add Pat Kenny to your list. The Newstalk colleague stands by Hook and his apology while others seem to be turning away.
— Lucy Keaveney (@Luighseach) September 13, 2017
Pat Kenny says George Hook misspoke. You misspeak when you accidentally call the teacher, 'Mum,' not when blame a teenager for her rape.
— Niecy O'Keeffe (@NiecyOKeeffe) September 13, 2017
7. Junior Cert
Junior Certificate results were released, but the pressure for young people to simultaneously continue to achieve academically, be socially successful, and live up to societal expectations were not.
Junior Cert results: 'How our young people are under too much pressure – academically and socially' https://t.co/SVkPHFFylF
— A Lust For Life (@lustforlife) September 13, 2017
— Donal Walsh LiveLife (@DonalLiveLife) September 12, 2017
8. Listowel Races
Originating from Ballyeigh, Ballybunion, the Listowel Races remains one of the most important events in the racing calendar. Fans who were unable to attend could follow the action via Horse Racing Ireland’s Twitter account @GoRacing.
— Horse Racing Ireland (@HRIRacing) September 13, 2017
— Cornelia-Adriana Baciu (@CorneliaABaciu) September 13, 2017
— Brian Hayes (@brianhayesBPFI) September 14, 2017
The beloved British novelist, Roald Dahl, was honoured on his birthday, 13th September. The author has best-sellers featured all over the globe including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG.
— 98FM (@98FM) September 13, 2017
— we are UP (@up_agents) September 13, 2017