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Here are the best Irish April Fools' Day pranks so far

Have you been taken in by any of them?

IT MAY OR may not have come to your attention, but today is April Fools’ day.

News outlets and businesses around the country have been vying to try and catch out unsuspecting members of the public.

So, before you start believing there’s such a thing as a spaghetti tree or flying penguins, here is a round-up of the day’s best pranks.


Supermacs announced that it will be opening up a branch inside popular Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks.

The gag has been met with the consensus that this is actually a very good idea.

In a release today, Supermac’s Founder Pat McDonagh said that Copper Face Supermac’s venture could be worth as much as €10 million a year.

In further good news, patrons of ‘Copper Face Supermac’s’ will be able to buy heavily discounted ‘entry & meal’ deals, with holders of the mythical Coppers Gold Card entitled to one free Curry Cheese Chips per night, which McDonagh claims will almost guarantee them the shift”.

supermacsSource: Supermacs


Listening to Morning Ireland in the car earlier? Anything stand out as strange or unusual? Marty Morrissey being given a knighthood perhaps?

The ‘Breaking’ tag at the start of this tweet and using a picture of Morrissey in his 1916 garb are a bit of a giveaway. Nice try though.

AA Roadwatch

The go-to authority for what’s happening on Ireland’s roads, AA Roadwatch got themselves involved in today’s shenanigans – but didn’t exactly go all-in on their idea.

Their director of consumer affairs Conor Faughan tweeted that the M50 is set to be renamed M16 in honour of the Centenary of the Rising.

The ellipses and the fact that this didn’t come from the main account damage its believability.

Domino’s Pizza Ireland

Domino’s Ireland’s April Fools’ gag involves this very impractical-looking robot cutting up a pizza, in what the company purports is:

A world first in pizza crustomisation! Create your pizza live with the new #Domimaker

Tayto flavoured perfume

Northern Irish Tayto are claiming that they’re set to launch a cheese and onion cologne. Because that sounds like a good idea.

Initially – it claims – the fragrance will only be available in le fromage et l’oignon with other flavours coming on stream once the development stage has been completed.


Catching the tone of what an April Fools’ should be perfectly, the budget supermarket has made a play on the seeming inability of the Irish population to come to a consensus on the correct pronounciation of its name.

To help remedy this, it will now be calling itself ‘Lid-ill’.

And finally…. Kildare Now 

Local outlet KildareNow has come under fire after claiming that someone going by the moniker ‘Paddy Jihaddy’ had annexed the Hill of Allen and was renaming the locality the Hill of Allah. 

Opinion on social media has been pretty unanimous about the poor taste of this attempt and it has even picked up coverage in the UK Independent. 

Kildarenow Source: KildareNow

Read: Vincent Browne presented Xposé with Glenda Gilson, and it was glorious

Also: 15 of the most enjoyable April Fools’ Day pranks of 2015

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