Top Twitter Trends (16th-22nd January 2017)

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 (16th – 22nd January 2017) are summarised below.


  1. The White House and the #Inauguration

The weekend was largely marked by the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Only a couple of days into the presidency and his administration is grabbing attention for all the wrong reasons.

On Saturday, White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, was the butt of jokes across social media after he accused the press of inaccurate reporting with regards to the size of the crowd in attendance at the inauguration.

Spicer claimed that the media had tampered with photographs to make it seem as though the crowd was much smaller than that which attended the inauguration of Barack Obama. He proceeded to quote figures and other features to demonstrate that the crowd was bigger. Bodies such as the transit system and Secret Service said that his facts were incorrect. 


  1. #AusOpen

The Australian Open is currently underway in Melbourne. The Open has seen Novak Djokovic face, what some are calling, the biggest defeat of his career. Meanwhile,  Serena Williams has reached her 10th straight grand slam quarter-final. She remains the hot favourite to take the overall title, which would be her seventh.



  1. #BlueMonday

January 16th marked ‘Blue Monday’, considered the most depressing day of the year. Twitters users did their best to counteract the blues by keeping tweets fun and motivational during this glum time of year.


  1. #ShareTheJourney17

This trended on Twitter last week as part of Cycle Against Suicide’s Student Congress at University of Limerick on 18th and 19th January. The fifth annual congress was held for the first time outside of Dublin, and aimed to promote positive mental health and help-seeking behaviour in young people. Some well-known Irish faces supported the cause including Munster and Ireland rugby player, Simon Zebo.


  1. #Brexit

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, made a highly-anticipated speech on the details of Brexit at Lancaster House in London, on 17th January. Irish Twitter users reacted to the implications of Brexit on Ireland. Main Irish concerns on the topic include the common travel area between Ireland and Britain, as well as future trading relationships for business.


  1. #FirstDatesIRL

First Dates Ireland caused a stir last week with some interesting characters taking part. Twitter users were smitten with dating first-timers Lauren and Paddy. However, fans of the show were less than impressed with participant, Timmie, who encouraged his date Richard (who showed interest in a second date) to go first, only to reject him when it was his turn to speak.


  1. #3wordsbetterthanIloveyou

This challenge trended on Twitter last week with users posting their suggestions. Here are some of our favourites:


  1. #FACup

The FA Cup kept Irish soccer fans talking on Twitter last week. With news on Liverpool, Plymouth and Sutton teams all discussed.


  1. #MLKDAY

Monday, 16th January marked Martin Luther King Day. Celebrated on the third Monday of January, around MLK’s actual birthday of 15th January, the holiday was signed into law in 1983, took effect in many U.S. states by 1985.


  1. #MUNvR92

Munster beat Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday, with a final score of 22-10. This means that the team can look forward to an at-home Champions Cup quarter-final.


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