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# Tweet

Last year
# Claim
NBA star says 'anti-Semitic' label 'not justified'
Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving caused controversy with a recent tweet.
# big in turkey
Donnelly denies paying for retweets after hundreds of accounts share Twitter video
The minister and his Department said they did not pay for promotion of the tweet.
All time
# PAC chair
Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
The Sinn Féin TD repeated his apology for a tweet he sent over the weekend about two IRA attacks.
Stanley repeated his apology for his tweet about two IRA attacks on the British Army.
The PAC chairman told his colleagues he was sorry for the position he had put them in.
Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
# Brian Stanley
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.
# end of the line
Trump appears to acknowledge Biden victory for first time with ‘he won’ tweet
The president’s message came as he repeated several baseless claims about the presidential vote.
# VP elect
Following criticism, former UUP deputy leader deletes 'appalling' tweet about Kamala Harris
John Taylor referred to Kamala Harris without using her name, and solely as “the Indian”. He later deleted the tweet.
# Hacked
Twitter reveals further details about the large-scale hack of celebrity accounts
The company said hackers attempted to mislead certain employees.
# Tweet
Elon Musk cleared of defamation over 'pedo guy' tweet
Vernon Unsworth, a veteran cave explorer, said that Musk’s tweet was “very hurtful”.
# Brexit
Pro-Brexit group apologises and deletes 'xenophobic' tweet targeting Germany's Merkel
The tweet featured an image of Merkel and invoked Britain’s wartime victories.
# Academy Awards
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host after criticism for past homophobic tweets
When given the ultimatum between apologising for the tweets or withdrawing as Oscars host, the comedian chose the latter.
# the mainland
British journalist Rachel Johnson apologises for 'moronic' tweet about Irish vote
Johnson said that she ‘fecked up’.
# brian stack
Mary Lou says senator who retweeted post calling IRA victim a 'sadist' made 'catastrophic error'
Máire Devine has been suspended from Sinn Féin for three months.
# Golden Globes
NBC apologises after it sends tweet calling Oprah 'OUR future president'
The network sent out the tweet following a joke by presenter, American comedian Seth Meyers.
# safe havens
Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet
The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.
# good news
Barack Obama ends 2017 with a series of 'good news' tweets
In a series of tweets, the former US president referenced a number of different news stories from 2017.
# Red Handed
South Korea seizes ship that was allegedly selling oil in secret to North Korea
It follows US President Donald Trump’s tweets about the alleged transfer of oil.
# Moments
These were the news stories that dominated Irish Twitter feeds this year
Repeal the Eighth, Brexit and Storm Ophelia were the most tweeted about news stories by Irish Twitter users.
# Freedom of Speech
US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'
Martha O’Donovan, who works in Zimbabwe, has been remanded in custody.
# strong message
'No one is born hating another person': This Barack Obama tweet is now the most liked of all time
Posted in the wake of Charlottesville, the picture shows Obama with children of different races.
'Trump doesn’t use Twitter to govern. He uses it to stay in touch with the American people'
I am disheartened by President Trump’s tweets, and much more besides, but it’s past time to get real, writes Larry Donnelly.
# what is covfefe
Trump deletes 'covfefe' post after baffling Twitter
The US President tweeted: ‘Despite the constant negative press covfefe.’
# Tweeter in chief
What words does President Donald Trump most like to tweet?
He reaches 100 days in office tomorrow.
# haters going crazy
Trump insists he doesn't know Putin - or have any deals in Russia
The President of the United States made the comments on Twitter – where else? – today.
# Fighter Planes
Market value of US military contractor drops by €1.8bn after Trump tweet
The President-elect said he will cut “billions” in costs for military purchases.
# reenactment
Manchester police apologise after tweeting picture of men dressed in Nazi SS uniforms
GMP said that the tweet was “unacceptable”.
# sarcasm strong
Chrissy Teigen absolutely burned the Miss Teen USA pageant with one tweet
It’s over. Call it off.
# the 'n' word
"The Irish were sold as slaves" - Gerry Adams has spoken once again about THAT tweet
Adams caused uproar for posting a racially-charged tweet on Sunday night while watching Django Unchained.
# Criticism
"I haven't got a racist bone in my body" - Adams apologises for n-word tweet
In an earlier statement Sinn Féin president said the tweet was “ironic” and not intended to cause offence.
# Guess who's back
Conor McGregor says he's BACK ON the fight card for UFC 200
The fighter has just made the announcement on social media.
# Election 2016.2
Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar
The Health Minister has been accused of undermining Fine Gael’s ongoing government talks with independents.
# slurped
This official McDonald's account sent the worst promotional tweet of 2016 so far
“We came, you slurped…”
# Hurtful and offensive
Young Fine Gael hopes this tweet about killing a child didn't cause offence
The Fine Gael youth wing sent a “hurtful and offensive” tweet to a Sinn Féin councillor on Friday.
# it's on
Mick Wallace 'will not be distracted' by Peter Robinson threat to sue
Robinson has sent the TD a legal letter about a tweet he sent.
# hashtag sodastream
Here's the story behind that bizarre Mariah Carey SodaStream tweet
And then Mariah comes along…
# Missing
TV host Rosie O'Donnell says her teenage daughter hasn't been seen for a week
The presenter and actress says Chelsea O ‘Donnell has “stopped taking her medicine and is in need of medical attention”.
# merry unbirthday
Disney apologises for 'insensitive' Nagasaki anniversary tweet
It said the company’s Twitter account will be managed better in future.
# Liverpool
Homeless man receives job offers after photo of his handwritten CV goes viral
The tweet has been shared over 3,000 times.
# investifarted
This unfortunate typo has everyone morto for the Boston Globe
# ah trump
Donald Trump accidentally used Nazi soldiers to symbolise American greatness
He’s certainly grabbing more headlines than other presidential hopefuls.
# double meaning
Phil Neville demonstrated the dangers of Google Translate with this embarrassing tweet
That doesn’t mean what you think it does, Phil.