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 5th 2016.
Bloom returned to the Phoenix park for the 10th year of the festival. There were plenty of glorious gardens, food stands and cooking demonstrations to delight. Both attendees and attending brands tweeted photographs and shared their experiences.
— Irish Food Guide – Zack (@IrishFoodGuide) June 6, 2016
Jamie Vardy the England Striker was offered a reported £120,000 per week to leave Leicester and join Arsenal. The conversation revolved around whether Vardy would make the move and break some Leicester fan hearts.
— Arran (@ArranAFCSTL) June 6, 2016
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 movie was released in Irish cinemas on 30th May. Irish WWE wrestler Sheamus starred in the feature film and made a number of public appearances in Dublin promoting the film and taking selfies with fans.
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) June 2, 2016
4. #Muhammad Ali
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died on Friday at the age of 74. Twitter was filled with tributes to the great boxer including memories and photographs of the time he spent in Ireland.
My little sis Liz with the late great Muhammad Ali pic.twitter.com/nz23UQmqU7
— Orna Mulcahy (@OrnaMulcahy) June 4, 2016
The Labour party motion to abolish zero hour contracts, to introduce a living wage pass and to increase the minimum wage was carried on Wednesday. This was the first time in more than 25 years that the Government was defeated by a vote of the members.
— Daniel Waugh (@DanWaugh) June 1, 2016
The second series of Love Island started on UTV last Monday and the Irish viewers gave a blow by blow commentary on Twitter.
So glad I'm married. No way I'd be able to pull off jodhpurs, bare ankles and a neck tattoo to impress the laydeez #LoveIsland
— Simon Daly (@SimonJDaly) June 1, 2016
The UEFA European Championships 2016 kick off in France on Friday. Ireland’s team presence is causing great excitement with talk of team selections dominating Twitter conversations last week.
— Conor Pope (@conor_pope) May 31, 2016
As most conversations in Ireland begin with a weather reference it’s not a surprise that #sunshine was trending last week with the majority of hashtags accompanying pictures of al fresco dining, ice-cream and blue skies.
— Jenny Greene (@djjennygreene) June 2, 2016
Michael Bisping was crowned the 1st British UFC champion on Saturday after defeating Luke Rockhold in the middleweight division with a first-round knockout. Dominik Cruz defended his bantamweight title against Urijah Faber.
I knew it was worth setting my alarm for that fight. What a fight. Nealry in tears here for Michael Bisping. Absolutely incredible. #UFC199
— Andy Cowan (@AndyCowanIRL) June 5, 2016
Conor McGregor and Bono were among the music fans attending this year’s Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin last weekend.
— SPIN 1038 (@spin1038) June 5, 2016
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