Each week Olytico tracks the trending topics on Twitter in Ireland and across the globe. Here’s the Top 10 Trends in Ireland from the week ending June 26th 2016.
1. #Brexit / David Cameron / Scotland / Sunderland / Nigel Farage / Boris Johnson
Brexit was the most prominent trend on Twitter last week gaining a lot of traction with multiple hashtags and phrases trending (including the above). The UK voted to leave the European Union with 51.9 per cent voting to leave and 48.1 per cent voting to remain.
David Cameron, Conservative leader and Prime Minister announced his resignation after the British public voted to leave the EU.
“I do not think it would be right for me to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination,” he said. – irishtimes.com
— Adrian Kennedy (@AdrianFKennedy) June 24, 2016
Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s First Minister announced that a second independence referendum would be held soon because of the Brexit result. Unlike England and Wales, Scotland voted to remain in the EU.
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) June 24, 2016
“Sunderland became the first area to vote to leave the EU in the UK referendum, with 82,394 voting to leave and 51,930 voting to remain.” – irishtimes.com
It was the announcement of the Sunderland voting results that prompted the markets to react.
2. #IRLFRA / Lyon / Robbie Brady / Wes Hoolahan / Daryl Murphy / Shane Duffy / Martin O’Neill
The Euros came to an end for Ireland on Sunday after being beaten by France, 2-1. Again there were a number of hashtags and words relating to the Euros trending last week (see above). It seemed by the Twitter reactions that fans were extremely proud of the boys in green, if not slightly disappointed that they didn’t manage to retain their early lead against France. The Irish fans in France did not let us down either congratulating and celebrating with French fans.
— Anthony 🇮🇪 (@anthonycarey22) June 26, 2016
— Jen Chamberlaine (@JenChamberlaine) June 26, 2016
Dublin burst into a rainbow of colour, through the grey clouds last weekend as Gay Pride was celebrated in the capital. The highlight of the five day festival was the Pride Parade on Saturday which spread the message of love through the city.
— Ruth Egan (@RuthEgan4) June 26, 2016
John West Féile na nÓg is a club festival for Gaelic football and Ladies Gaelic football at Under 14 level, involving teams from across the GAA. The John West Féile na nGael National tournaments were held in Kerry, West Limerick and West Cork last weekend.
— Stephen Mulligan (@stephenmulligan) June 26, 2016
5. #Bill Cunningham
New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died on Saturday in Manhattan at the age of 87. Known for his candid street photography Cunningham “turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York, chronicling an era’s ever-changing social scene for The New York Times by training his busily observant lens on what people wore — stylishly, flamboyantly or just plain sensibly” – Jacob Bernstein, nytimes.com
— Rosemary Mac Cabe ❄️ (@RosemaryMacCabe) June 26, 2016
Comedian and YouTube star Kian Lawley and his comedy partner JC Caylen entertained Irish crowds in Vicar St on Tuesday as part of their world tour. The pair were part of YouTube group Our2ndLife before they split and started their own YouTube channel Kian&JC.
Brexit was the main topic of most #VinB tweets last week in the run up to and in the aftermath of the Brexit result. Tonight with Vincent Brown’s guests Alan Dukes and Paul Murphy featured regularly in Tweets last week.
Boxer Anthony Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight title for the first time with a seventh-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in London on Saturday. Anthony Joshua bettered his own record which is now 17 KOs from 17 fights.
Credit where it's due, serious heart shown from Breazeale, gained a lot of respect for that performance. AJ still too good #JoshuaBreazeale
— Taylor (@Taylor_Tweets_) June 25, 2016
Rihanna graced the stage of the Aviva stadium in Dublin on Tuesday evening and was overcome with emotion at the reaction of fans.
“I only have ever in my life heard an audience of people scream so loud that they sound like one voice and that only happens in Ireland, in Dublin. Thank you so much.” – ibtimes.co.uk
The Morton Stadium in Santry hosted one of the biggest athletics competition in Ireland, the Athletic Association of Ireland’s Track and Field Nationals last weekend. The best of Irish athletes showed up to battle for medals and personal bests. Brian Gregan (Clonliffe Harriers) won a top quality men’s 400m in 46.28 seconds and Mark English (UCD) bagged his fourth national 800m title in 1:51.48.
It's been a rough few months but I have a smile back on my face. I dug deep today and defended my national title. pic.twitter.com/FScSd3Tk5Y
— Brian Gregan (@BrianGregan89) June 26, 2016