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 (23rd – 29th January 2017) are summarised below.
The regional finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition are taking place in January and February, ahead of the national finals in March. The competition is open to anyone aged 18-35 with a start-up idea or an existing business that they want to add to.
— Eiravato (@internetofwaste) January 23, 2017
— CitySwift (@CitySwift) January 26, 2017
— LEO DLR (@leo_dlr) January 27, 2017
The sensational term ‘alternative facts’ was used last week by President Trump’s counsellor and Republican party manager and strategist, Kellyanne Conway. She used the term in defence of comments made by new White House press secretary, Sean Spicer. As per last week’s trending topic, Spicer made refutable comments with regards to the size of the crowd that attended the inauguration and blamed the media for false reporting.
— NCAD Communication Design (@NCAD_CommDesign) January 23, 2017
— Alison Begas (@kamfinsa) January 24, 2017
— Christopher Moore (@TheAuthorGuy) January 28, 2017
Kellyanne Conway still has credibility and integrity as a spokesperson #alternativefacts
— Patrick Canfield (@lakesideman1) January 22, 2017
The Euromillions lottery was won in Ireland last week. There is a number of winners of the whopping €88,587,275 jackpot, but it is not yet known whether they are family members or part of a syndicate.
— The Irish National Lottery (@NationalLottery) January 24, 2017
— Éidín Ní Shé #washyourhands (@EidinNiShe) January 24, 2017
— Today FM News (@TodayFMNews) January 26, 2017
— Nuala Carey (@nualacarey25) January 25, 2017
First Dates Ireland trended again last week after its first episode went down a treat, episode two didn’t disappoint. Viewers took to Twitter to provide commentary and opinion on the latest offering.
— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) January 26, 2017
— Luke O'Faoláin (@FaolainLuke) January 26, 2017
Westport, Co. Mayo made headlines last week as residents were perturbed by late-night phone calls to their homes that were intended for the UK based, Babestation. This was due to a mix up where Irish Babestation customers dialled the premium-rate numbers starting wuth ‘098’, without first using the UK dialling code. Babestation issued a press release apologising for the mishap.
And then one day, magically, everyone who tried ringing Babestation actually got through to a number in Mayo. https://t.co/J2T182eM2z
— Pádraig Belton (@PadraigBelton) January 23, 2017
Babestation are visiting Westport on Thursday this is too funny pic.twitter.com/47VstVClaq
— Finnian Curran (@finnc94) January 24, 2017
Operation Transformation (OT) teamed up with Flahavan’s to give away 200,000 bags of Flahavan’s porridge on 28th January. The free bags of oats were distributed in supermarkets nationwide. The packets had to be scanned at check-outs to ensure that they were given as one per shopper per household.
In other OT news, there was praise for leader and amputee, Chris, who smashed his target yet again, while viewers criticised leader, Mairead, for her lack of motivation.
— Noel_KanturkButcher (@IrishButcher25) January 27, 2017
— Astrid Brennan (@AstridBrennan) January 25, 2017
— OT RTÉ (@OpTranRTE) January 25, 2017
— Alan Flatley (@alflats11) January 25, 2017
‘Strike 4 Repeal’ is a group of pro-choice activists, academics, and trade unionists who are organising a national strike for 8th March, if the government does not call a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment before then.
— Naoise Falafel (@naoisefalafel) January 23, 2017
We’re making a video for @Strike_4_Repeal global voice.Tweet us pic:wear black & hold sign saying WHY you/group want 2 repeal (by Feb 7th ) pic.twitter.com/39jqu3oVaY
— Repeal 8th Global (@repealglobal) January 30, 2017
The Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup was held last week at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The winners of the U19 and U16 Girls Cup finals were Holy Faith Clontarf (Co. Dublin) and Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise (Co. Laois), respectively. The boys U19 and U16 cup finals were won by St Aidan’s CBS (Co. Dublin) and St Malachy’s (Belfast).
— SPIN 1038 (@spin1038) January 24, 2017
— Inpho Photography (@Inphosports) January 25, 2017
— Basketball Ireland (@BballIrl) January 27, 2016
9. Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport received bad press this week due to the alleged smuggling of immigrants through Dublin by Aer Lingus employees. Three men, two of whom are Aer Lingus employees, were arrested in connection with the allegations.
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) January 24, 2017
— Rachael English (@EnglishRachael) January 23, 2017
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) January 23, 2017
The ITM Irish Stallion Trail took place on 27th and 28th January when Ireland’s Flat and National Hunt Stud farms opened their doors for breeders to view some of the world’s best stallions.
— ITM (@IREthoroughbred) January 26, 2017
— ARQANA Racing Club (@ArqanaRC) January 29, 2017