Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (September 25th – October 1st 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 (25th September – 1st October 2017) are summarized below.


1. #ARCMarch17

Thousands gathered in Dublin to march in protest to Ireland’s abortion ban. The March for Choice is an annual protest by the ‘Repeal the 8th movement.’


2. #Blas2017

Now in their tenth year, Blas na hEireann, The Irish Food Awards’ is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce. Winners were announced on The Irish Food Awards Twitter Page, @BlasNahEireann, and on their official site.


3. #TonightTv3

On the Tonight Show with Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates, Bishop Phonsie Cullinan stated that the HPV Vaccine ‘could’ make girls more promiscuous. His comments sparked mixed reviews online.

4. Harry Kane

Harry Kane is fast-becoming one of the best strikers in the Premier League. Kane, who now has 84 Premier League goals to his name is still a long way behind Alan Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals but on this form some football pundits are suggesting that he can surpass it before the end of his career.


5. #NebelhornTrophy

Irish figure skater Conor Stakelum, represented the country at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy held in Oberstdorf, Germany.



INBOUND took place in Boston last week and some Irish followers and attendees posted event highlights.

7. #280characters

Twitter rolled out a new trial character limit for tweets last week. The character count was increased from 140 to 280. Twitter users had mixed reviews.


8. Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner, American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy, passed away at the age of 91. Opinions have always varied when discussing his line of work and many were voiced on Twitter in the wake of his death.


9. #IAC2017

The International Astronautical Congress was held in Adelaide, Australia and introduced ideas that will propel the next generation in space exploration. Elon Musk revealed more details about ‘Space X’,  a company that designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Among the company’s objectives is sending the first woman to Mars and commercial space travel commercial space travel.


10. #Budget2018

Budget 2018 is less than two weeks away and issues such as alcohol and tobacco tax, as well as mental health funding are topics of interest that Irish users spoke about online last week.



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