What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?
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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:
3,410 Irish Tweets
Father’s Day was celebrated on June 16th. People took to Twitter to share tributes to fatherhood and father figures everywhere.
— Bernie Murphy???? (@Berniemurph) June 16, 2019
1,249 Irish Tweets
Fleetwood Mac performed at the RDS Arena on June 13th. This was the band’s 60th gig during its current tour, and its first Irish concert without member Lindsey Buckingham. Fans took to Twitter to share their experience.
— Margaret O'Connell (@MargaretOC6) June 13, 2019
Finally seeing #FleetwoodMac live in concert tonight fulfilled a long-held dream of mine – made even more special by the fact that I shared the moment alongside Mommy dearest. They were fantastic, majestic, hypnotic, ethereal. One of the greatest gigs I have attended in my life.
— John Donovan (@emperorjohnacus) June 13, 2019
Maura, Molly Mae & #Love Island
44,290 Irish Tweets
New Love Islander Maura caused a stir last week when she arrived in the villa. Maura wanted to get to know contestant Tommy, much to the dismay of Molly Mae who he’s coupled up with. Viewers tweeted their opinions about the episode.
— Niamh Maher (@NiamhMaher) June 14, 2019
— el [SDMN] (@seanxconr) June 16, 2019
572 Global Tweets
The Association of Irish Musical Societies Awards was held on June 15th. The event is a chance to celebrate musical theatre in Ireland. Attendees took to Twitter to share memories from the night.
Best of Luck to all nominess attending the Aims Awards tonight at the @GleneagleHotel Killarney from Derek & all the team in @DB_Promos . To one ‘n’ all enjoy the ???? and have a super fun night @CarlowDigital @aims_awards #AIMSAwards #AIMS2019 pic.twitter.com/RBWaNG6LaE
— DB Promotions (@DB_Promos) June 15, 2019
Today is the Day AIMS2019 officially kicks off!Over 1,000 descending into the INEC so whatever why your getting their by car, bus, train, plane perhaps even walking! The party has started and we know it’ll be another weekend to remember….AIMS2019 is ready Are you? #AIMS2019 x???? pic.twitter.com/XuFre8uCPx
— Kate Furlong (@aims_pro) June 14, 2019
939 Irish Tweets (of 77,265 globally)
Irish trio Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, and Shane Lowry were off to a strong start at the US Open at Pebble Beach last week. Fans tweeted their opinions about the tournament.
Lots of tournament matchups as ever from the Professor ????????????https://t.co/1atVZ4YuT2
— Aidan ‘Sully’ O Sullivan (@Sully_Matchbook) June 12, 2019
— Ed Moynihan (@EM_Creative) June 13, 2019
2,874 Irish Tweets
E3 2019 is an electronic entertainment expo. This event is in its 25th year and was held at Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11th to 13th. The biggest gaming companies came together to unveil new technology and show off the fun things they’ve been working on. Those in attendance shared content from the event on Twitter.
— Lythero ???? (@Lythero) June 13, 2019
— Xbox.Custom (@ExhaustedPige0n) June 13, 2019
London Irish, Diageo & Paddy Jackson
2,627 Irish Tweets
More controversy for rugby club London Irish last week as key sponsor Diageo withdrew its support for the club. The club is facing continued backlash since its signing of player, Paddy Jackson. Twitter users have been sharing opposing opinions on the issue.
Do you welcome Diageo's decision to pull out off the London Irish rugby team over the signing of Paddy Jackson? #IrelandTalks
— The Niall Boylan Show (@Niall_Boylan) June 13, 2019
Just to be abundantly clear: you cannot believe London Irish were within their rights to sign Paddy Jackson and also believe Diageo didn't have the right to pull sponsorship. Both businesses making their own decisions.
— Paul Hosford (@PTHosford) June 13, 2019
We all must avoid these sponsors, despicable actions against an innocent man!
BBC News – Diageo ditch London Irish over Paddy Jackson transferhttps://t.co/GU2d207ndI
— Ricky (@Serious_Now) June 13, 2019
2,379 Irish Tweets
Fans used Twitter during the Ireland and Gibraltar match last week as the two sides faced each other in the qualifiers for Euro 2020. The final score was 2-0.
— AS Roma Ireland ???????? (@ASRomaDublin) June 13, 2019
— Tom McCloskey (@bigtmcc2) June 10, 2019
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