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 (2nd July – 9th July 2017) are summarized below.
More than 80,000 Dubliners flocked to Croke Park for the Coldplay concert Saturday night, and from the looks of it, the band did not disappoint. People left with positive outlooks and a new found feeling of peace, according to Twitter.
— Alan Swan (@alanswan) July 8, 2017
— Sarah Slattery (@TravelExpert_IE) July 8, 2017
2. North Korea
North Korea tested the first ever intercontinental ballistic missile, leaving the rest of the world in a panic on Tuesday. Several countries are warning North Korea to stop the testing immediately, including North Korea’s allies China, U.S. and Russia. The event led to serious reactions on Twitter.
— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) July 4, 2017
— Irish Foreign Ministry (@dfatirl) July 5, 2017
The theatrical play RIOT returned for a limited time this July. The explosion of humour, circus and spoken word features Panti Bliss as well as many other queens of the LQBTQ+ community. The show has proven to be a hit once again.
— Derek Byrne (@Derek1052) July 7, 2017
This annual InspireFest was held this week at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre of Dublin. The international festival brought professionals from several fields together to speak on a range of topics, including technology, science and the arts. Key speakers and event attendees furthered the conversation on Twitter.
— Michelle D Cullen (@MichelleDCullen) July 5, 2017
— The Dock (@AccentureDock) July 5, 2017
The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts returned to Dublin Friday night to hold BAMMA 30. Several Irish MMA fighters faced off in the championship and fans who couldn’t be there followed the action on Twitter.
— Niall McGrath (@niallmcgrath4) July 3, 2017
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) July 7, 2017
The biggest children’s event of the year took place in Merrion Square this week. Sponsored by Laya Healthcare, this year’s City Spectacular hosted a variety of food vendors, activities and shows free of charge. It was the perfect place to take the kids this weekend.
— Laya Healthcare (@LayaHealthcare) July 8, 2017
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open took place this week at Portstewart Golf Club, along the Causeway Coast. The winner was Spaniard, John Rahm, who managed to break a record of being 24 under par. Over 90,000 spectators visited throughout the week to watch the professionals in action.
— Horizon Sports (@Horizon_Sports) July 6, 2017
— Great Golf Writing (@GreatGolfWrite) July 8, 2017
The Dublin Zoo opened a new dinosaur exhibit on Friday called Zoorassic World. The star of the exhibit is Stan, a 12-metre-long skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Kids and adults alike enjoyed the new permanent part of the zoo.
— Siobhán Grogan (@siobhangrogan1) July 6, 2017
The Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services met with the Irish Medical Organization this week to discuss the state of children’s mental health services in Ireland. The IMO stated that more funding is needed for doctors and facilities urgently. The word spread on Twitter about the meeting along with a call for government action.
— Joan Freeman (@SenJoanFreeman) July 6, 2017
— St Patrick's Mental Health Services (@StPatricks) July 7, 2017
10. Ed Sheeran
Tickets to the Irish leg of Ed Sheeran’s latest tour went on sale Saturday, setting the record for most tickets sold in Ireland in one day. Fans queued up, camped out and some purchased tickets online for this highly anticipated concert series.
— Sarah Magliocco (@SarahMagliocco) July 8, 2017