Top Irish Twitter Trends (12th-18th Dec)

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 (12th – 18th December 2016) are summarised below.


1. #CarpoolKaraoke

Christmas is just around the corner and one classic Christmas tune that we all know and love is ‘All I Want for Christmas’ by Mariah Carey. Mariah joined James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke for the second time in a festive special that made our day. Not only did Mariah and James sing along to the hit, but a host of celebrities from the Carpool Karaoke series gave their best Mariah impressions too.


2. #HomeSweetHome

The Home Sweet Home campaign has been set up by a group of Irish artists, including Glen Hansard and Jim Sheridan. The campaign was publicly announced on The Late Late Show by Hansard and the group have since taken residence at Apollo House in Dublin City Centre. This building is owned by NAMA and has been vacant while the country is facing a homelessness crisis. The building is now providing shelter to homeless people over Christmas. The occupation is said to have “seriously embarrassed” the government.


3. #RogueOne

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released in cinemas this month, awakening The Force and bringing Star Wars fans out in droves to check out this latest offering. This film is the first standalone film under the Star Wars brand. The story takes us back to pre-Anniken and Luke Skywalker times, to the construction the Empire’s deadliest weapon, the Death Star.


4. #Aleppo

Tragedy and destruction in Aleppo has been to the fore of headlines this past week as the reality of the fallen city comes to light. There has been an outcry of support and heartbreak for the innocent life lost and for the world community to extend further aid to the Syrian people.


5. #PDCWorldChampionship

The Professional Darts Corporation World Championships began on 15th December at Alexandra Palace in London. Darts enthusiasts follow the event on television and social media, as well as many flocking to the venue to catch a glimpse of the live action.


6. #Promnotes

TD Joan Collins has brought a case to the Supreme Court against the issuing of €31 billion promissory notes in favour of Anglo Irish Bank, by the minister for finance in 2010. Her case is predicted to have “enormous implications” for the government.


7. #RTEpt

RTE’s Prime Time programme made waves on a number of current affairs topics last week, including the controversy over the effects of the HPV vaccine that is offered to teenage girls. The programme also raised the topic of the treatment and entitlements of home carers in Ireland.



The Leinster rugby won against Northampton Saints last week, in the European Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium.


9. #Dail

Members of the Dail were held to account over the issue of homelessness this past week. This was largely due to the Home Sweet Home campaign that made it impossible for the issue to be ignored by our political representatives.


10. #Liveline 

The national institution that is Liveline with Joe Duffy, was the soapbox for many around the country to reacted to such issues as the homelessness crisis, Apple tax and other current affairs this past week.



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