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.
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The Top 10 Twitter Trends in Ireland from last week (11 – 17 July 2016) are summarised below.
The augmented reality game Pokemon Go was released in Ireland on Saturday to the delight of Irish Pokemon fans. After breaking download records worldwide the gaming phenomenon couldn’t withstand the high usage in Ireland as Pokemon trainers complained of server outages. That said the game has had a predominantly positive response as it seems to be promoting social connections, exercise and adventure among a variety of social groups.
— Seán Connolly (@TheSonicScrew) July 13, 2016
The British Open was the sporting event of the weekend if you don’t count Pokemon Go as a sport. It was USA vs Sweden in the final round as Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson battled it out in one of the most exciting major finishes in recent history. Despite a round of 65 from Mickelson, it was Stenson who claimed the Claret Jug in Royal Troon winning his first major title with an incredible final round of 63.
— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) July 17, 2016
3. John Giles
Legendary Irish footballer and RTE pundit John Giles retired last Monday night from RTE after 30 years of analysis and punditry. Tributes flooded Twitter with fellow RTE commentator Eamon Dunphy’s emotional speech receiving a lot of praise.
The Dunphy speech about Giles here is genuinely quite touching https://t.co/MvOECLo3cl
— Paul Fennessy (@paulfennessy21) July 11, 2016
The Site Reliability Engineering Conference took place in the double tree Hilton last week. “Engineers who care deeply about site reliability, systems, engineering and working with complex distributed systems” gathered to discuss all things technical. – usenix.org
— Brian Scanlan (@brian_scanlan) July 13, 2016
Even though Galway won the bid for the European City of Culture 2020, Limerick was the loudest on social media. There was widespread support for the Treaty City throughout the campaign and some believed that the win would have benefited Limerick’s future economic prosperity more than Galway. There was good spirits nonetheless and the campaign seemed to inspire the people of Limerick to continue their endeavours and revolutionise culture in the city.
Ah lads, they gave capital of culture to Galway. Fair play to Galway. But Limerick really, really needed that economic boost.
— The Blindboy Podcast (@Rubberbandits) July 15, 2016
— University Of Limerick (@UL) July 15, 2016
— Dave O'Grady (@daveGildedALM) July 17, 2016
The much anticipated rejig of the 80’s classic was released last week with a strong female cast as the new generation of Ghostbusters. Initial reactions on Twitter seem positive with many commenting on the hilarity of the film.
At least 84 people were killed and 200 more were injured on Bastille Day in an attack on the promenade in Nice. A Tunisian born French man hired a large truck and mowed through the unsuspecting public as they were enjoying fireworks on the prom on Thursday evening. The truck managed to drive for over two kilometers until the culprit was shot. Twitter users professed their shock and sadness at the tragic event.
— Jason O'Hanlon (@_JayMUFC__) July 14, 2016
St Patrick’s Athletic FC and Cork City FC both played Europa League matches last week and both ended in respectable 1-1 draws. Christy Fagan from St Pats scored the crucial goal against Dinamo Minsk in Belarus and“Seani Maguire stunned the home fans into silence when he scored from the spot in the 64th minute” in Sweden against Hacken- 98FM
Cork City and St Pats draw 1-1 away from home against Hacken and Dinamo Minsk respectively in #EuropaLeague – well set up for 2nd legs
— Extratime.com (@ExtratimeNews) July 14, 2016
10. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Kanye West are involved in yet another dispute this time regarding Taylor’s alleged approval of lyrics in Kanye’s song Famous. Taylor denied that she had given her approval for Kanye to use lyrics about her but Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West shared a series of clips on Snapchat that showed the singer giving Kanye the “OK” over the controversial lyrics in his track Famous. Twitter was full of differing opinions regarding the disagreement.
Kim: Taylor has been in on this whole thing
Taylor: yeah right prove it TBH
— Conor Behan (@ItsConorBehan) July 18, 2016