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 (5th June – 11th June 2017) are summarized below.
Rainbows filled the city of Dublin this Saturday for the 2017 Pride Parade. As the pinnacle of June’s celebration of LGBTQ rights, the parade took over the city and conversations online. People shared their stories, pictures and thoughts on the powerful topic.
— Katherine Zappone (@k_zappone) June 22, 2017
— Fergal O'Brien (@Fergal_O_Brien) June 24, 2017
Royal Ascot 2017 created quite a splash on social media this past weekend. Among the highlights, Big Orange won the Gold Cup ridden by jockey James Doyle in day three of the races. From the horses to the fashion; the event was a hit.
A little pic of my outfit today at #RoyalAscot ❤️🌹
— Jennifer Wrynne (@JenniferWrynne) June 23, 2017
3. Justin Bieber & #PurposeTourDublin
Justin Beiber came to perform in Dublin this weekend causing fans to freak out on Twitter. Not only did he sing, he bonded with locals as well.
— Paul Lucey (@paull) June 20, 2017
— Zoë Alannah (@ZoeAlannahBates) June 20, 2017
The city of Brussels trended last week due to an attempted terrorist act that took place just days before the city hosted the annual European Union Summit. The incident took place at Brussels Central Station when an ISIS sympathiser attempted to detonate a bomb. Fortunately, the device was faulty and so there were no casualties. Soldiers were on high alert in the following days as the EU Summit got underway. News poured in about the meeting as it happened and people took to Twitter to share their opinions.
Unnerving in Brussels tonight with police & ambulance sirens. Quiet here at European Council HQ. Very different scene at Central Station. pic.twitter.com/6pOdC0jR0N
— Niamh Connolly (@NiamhConnollyC) June 20, 2017
— Dublin for EMA (@dublinforema) June 23, 2017
This past week has left Ireland sweating, tanned and thirsty. The hottest day of the year so far was Wednesday; reaching 28 degrees. Not only that, but apparently it’s been 40 years since a heat wave like this has occurred in June. People just did not know how to react to this kind of weather.
— Mattress Mick (@mattressmick) June 21, 2017
— ESB Archives (@ESBArchives) June 19, 2017
— Navy Blue Sports (@NavyBlueSports) June 24, 2017
— Friends of Cross Cancer Research (@_RugbyLegends) June 24, 2017
This hashtag trended in honour of the annual performing arts conference held in Cork this past week. Performing arts professionals from all over Ireland attended the conference to discuss the ever-changing landscape of theatre in today’s world. ‘Twist or Stick’ a.k.a. ‘change or remain the same’, was the theme of the discussions.
— Mark O'Brien (@obrienmark) June 22, 2017
— THEATREclub (@THEATREclub) June 22, 2017
8. Daniel Day-Lewis
Irish film star, Daniel Day-Lewis announced last week that he is retiring from acting for good. The news left Ireland sad, yet nostalgic about his many award-winning performances. Last time he announced his retirement he ended up being lured back to star in Gangs of New York, but there is a good chance this is his final goodbye.
Pity the acting didn't work out. Did his best.
Daniel Day-Lewis announces he has quit acting https://t.co/veH9XEOfQ6
— Gene Kerrigan (@GeneKerrigan) June 20, 2017
— FM104 (@FM104) June 21, 2017
9. Garda Commissioner
Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan made headlines yet again regarding recent investigations involving financial irregularities under her supervision. People shared their thoughts on Twitter on whether they wish her to continue or not.
— Mick Caul 😷 (@caulmick) June 20, 2017
— Social Democrats (@SocDems) June 20, 2017
— Paddy Murray (@paddytmurray) June 24, 2017
— Michael Glennon (@MicilGlennon) June 24, 2017