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 (26th June – 2nd July 2017) are summarized below.
The Jobstown trial finally came to an end on Thursday. The jury found the defendants not guilty of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser three years ago. People on social media, especially Twitter, were very involved in the heat of the 40-day-trial.
— Mick Caul 😷 (@caulmick) June 29, 2017
If justice really does exist in Ireland, then today simply has to be national: #JobstownNotGuilty day. My thoughts with all involved – 👏👏
— Frank Lennon (@DisparatePost) June 26, 2017
2. Baby Driver
Edgar Wright’s humorous action film Baby Driver was released on Friday and people seemed impressed on Twitter. Wright refers to his novel-based movie as a “car-chase musical,” balanced with fun and action.
— aislingofarrell (@AislingOfarrell) July 1, 2017
Am I the only reviewer to note that BABY DRIVER's soundtrack juxtaposes the two biggest (only?) Dutch hits in the UK of the 1970s?
— 🥃Donald Clarke📽 (@DonaldClarke63) June 29, 2017
German parliament finally voted to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday. The result was 393 to 226 votes, making it legal for same-sex couples to marry and jointly-adopt children, a huge win for the LGBTQ+ community of Germany. The people of Ireland showed their support of the news via Twitter.
— Will St Leger (@WillStLeger) June 30, 2017
Fantastic work by our fellow Social Democrats in Germany in introducing the bill 2 secure Marriage Equality for all.https://t.co/yRXOqy6m6A
— Gary Gannon TD (@GaryGannonTD) July 1, 2017
4. Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran announced his tour schedule for next year, and Ireland is on the list. Seven of the gigs will be played in various locations, including right here in Dublin. Fans were ecstatic to hear that he will finally sing Galway Girl in Galway!
— Jess Kelly 👩🏻💻 (@jesskellynt) June 28, 2017
When Ed Sheeran plays Galway Girl in Galway the universe will implode on itself and we'll all cease to exist.
— Cormac Moore (@CormacComedy) June 28, 2017
Tuesday night marked the long-awaited finale of every girl’s favourite show Pretty Little Liars. Everyone was on the edge of their seat for this concluding episode. The reviews were mixed on Twitter, but memes were a theme.
— Aoife Carey (@Aoife__Carey) June 28, 2017
Last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book in the Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter fans, young and old, celebrated the day on Twitter showcasing their best memorabilia and quotes from the series.
— Rob O'Hanrahan (@RobOHanrahan) June 26, 2017
— FRQ.fm (@FRQfm) June 27, 2017
— Eoghan Tomás McDermott (@EoghanMcDermott) July 1, 2017
Some end to Derry v Mayo game, and still more to come #GAA
— Cathal McCarron (@mc_carron1) July 1, 2017
Cork Institute of Technology brought back their 30th Space Studies Program this summer and part of it was a guest lecture. Astronaut Dan Tani spoke at the institute on Tuesday about space exploration.
An honour to get to meet the main man too! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/1jReQK6Z1x
— Eoin Kennedy (@UpDateEoin) June 27, 2017
— Ruth McAvinia (@ruthie147) June 30, 2017
The Labour Party held a public meeting last week about the future of work. Several keynote speakers including senator Gerald Nash and IBEC’s Tony Donohoe focused on adapting to the evolving work environment.
— UStart DCU (@UStartDCU) June 27, 2017
This controversial hashtag trended last week and was driven by a heated debate on whether Heterosexual Pride Day should be officially celebrated. Opinions varied but the overwhelming majority opposed the idea.
Us: Hi we're raising money for survivors of Breast Cancer
Them: What About me?! I've survived NOT having Breast Cancer #HeterosexualPrideDay
— Treemhín 🎄🏳️🌈 (@yascaoimhin) June 30, 2017