Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialize 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 (10th July – 16th July 2017) are summarized below.
People all over Ireland joined together for Bastille Day celebrations on Friday. The French Embassy of Ireland held events throughout Dublin for locals to enjoy.
— Dr Niamh Kavanagh (@NiamhTalking90) July 14, 2017
— Neale Richmond (@nealerichmond) July 14, 2017
A three-year-old child was stabbed to death in Kimmage last Monday morning, leaving those who knew him shocked and saddened. His mother, who had wounds, was taken to the hospital and later charged with the murder of her son.
Flowers are being placed st the scene of the fatal stabbing of a toddler in Kimmage, south Dublin. pic.twitter.com/cWLppcfpYr
— Garreth MacNamee (@garmacnamee) July 10, 2017
On @IrelandAMTV3 news from 7- investigation launched after 3 yr old stabbed to death in Kimmage. Mother in a serious condition in hospital
— Geraldine Lynagh (@GerLynaghTV) July 11, 2017
3. Vincent Browne
TV3 host Vincent Browne announced his retirement from television and it left his fans feeling nostalgic. The station hasn’t discussed his replacement yet, but whoever they decide on will have big shoes to fill.
— Hugh O'Connell (@oconnellhugh) July 13, 2017
— Bernadette Ferguson (@bfergusonkf) July 12, 2017
The 29th Galway Film Fleadh took place last week. The annual celebration of domestic films ended on a high note for director Frank Berry with a win for his feature Michael Inside. The excitement surrounding the newly released films spread on Twitter.
— Scannain (@Scannain_com) July 15, 2017
5. Leo Sherlock
Founder of TheLiberal.ie, Leo Sherlock, posted a public apology to CCC Nuacht and Independent Newspapers Ltd. For illegal reproduction of their images. The apology was published in text so light it was hardly readable, leaving the companies contemplating if the statement is genuine or not. People weighed in with their opinions on Twitter.
Leo Sherlock's faint text is like a newspaper printing an apology for front-page racism in a tiny corner of an inside page isn't it 🙃
— aoife (@aoiph) July 14, 2017
Leo Sherlock published his court-mandated apology in pale pink on a white background. One of Ireland's worst people. pic.twitter.com/I7AdyNd7vS
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) July 13, 2017
6. #Longitude2017 & Stormzy
Artists such as The Weeknd and Stormzy entertained the large crowds of young people who attended Longitude Festival this week. Being one of the largest music festivals in Dublin, it got extremely crowded very quickly, but the festival apologised later on via social media.
— CROSSY (@CrossyTweets) July 15, 2017
— KO! Media (@KOTVMedia) July 15, 2017
— Niall McGrath (@niallmcgrath4) July 15, 2017
Teens tweeted their nominees for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards taking place in August. Voting via Twitter closes on the 19th of July.
— 🙈 (@idgaf0527) July 16, 2017
— Emma Downes (@emmadownes1997) July 13, 2017
9. Floyd & #MayweatherMcGregor
Floyd Mayweather entertained everyone on Twitter last week when he wore elevated shoes at his press conference with Conor McGregor. However that was only a highlight of the intense conference that got people excited for their upcoming face-off in August.
Commentary about the #CopOnComrades debate circulated on Twitter this week. Frankie Gaffney, author of the article denouncing identity politics, spoke on a podcast about it. Also this week, a woman wrote a blog post explaining her reasons for being against it, sparking the debate further.
— Gillian Hamill (@HamillGillian) July 13, 2017
I didn't sign #coponcomrades because I care about what Frankie Gaffney thinks of me, or my kind, or feminism, or the pro-choice movement
— How the Grift Stole Christmas! 🔪🦀 (@Bubblenoma) July 10, 2017