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# april fools

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# Have A Laugh
Gotcha: Here's a handful of April Fool's jokes from today to make you giggle (or groan)
Been fooled yet today?
# april fools
Debunked: That WhatsApp message about a 'strict ban on alcohol' from tomorrow is, at best, an April Fool's joke
The image claims that there will be “a strict ban of alcohol” from tomorrow, meaning that off-licences would close.
# FAKE NEWS
From a Boris Johnson postage stamp to 30cm biscuits: the best gags from this year's April Fool's Day
In the era of fake news, this year has shown that the possibilities for a gag are as strong as ever.
# fake garda
Kenyan retail worker subjected to 'racially motivated' April Fools prank awarded €10,000
A man purporting to be from the Garda National Immigration Bureau told him he was living and working in Ireland illegally.
# aww look
These grandparents in Dublin had the best reaction to their daughter's April Fool
Pinch of salt.
# Gotcha
10 of the most genuinely enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2017
Trust nobody.
# april fools
10 of the most genuinely enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2017
Trust nobody.
# april fools
These two photos sum up the ridiculous nature of Irish weather in April
Hail or sun, please decide.
# mic drop
Google got rid of their April Fool's prank because no one thought it was funny
You can do anything, but don’t mess with people’s emails.
# april fools
15 of the most mortifying April Fool's pranks of 2016
Ugh.
# joke's on you
9 of the most enjoyable April Fools Pranks of 2016
Solid efforts.
# international joke day
9 of our favourite sporting April Fools' stories for the day that's in it
Featuring Briege Corkery, Rio Ferdinand and Leinster Rugby’s Leo the Lion.
# Vinny B
Vincent Browne presented Xposé with Glenda Gilson, and it was glorious
“I’m Vincent Browne, this is Xposé.”
# joke's on you
9 of the most embarrassingly bad April Fools' jokes of 2015
Please. No more.
# YOLO
Modest McGregor? Here are 12 of our favourite sports-related April Fools' stories
Meanwhile, Ian Madigan is making a shock return to Kilmacud Crokes according to, erm, us?
# fool me once
15 of the most enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2015
Gold star, everybody.
# Fast Food
This Dublin takeaway's elaborate April Fools' gag is completely brilliant
“Food is fast enough.”
# april fools
8 April Fools jokes everyone truly wishes were real
PLEASE RECONSIDER.
# no prank pledge
John Oliver explains why "April Fools' Day is to comedy as St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture"
The jokes are coming.
# Gotcha
Student pulls brilliant pregnancy phone call prank on teacher
Oh, he’s made a terrible mistake.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Harsh
Here are the cruel pranks people played on their families for April Fools
Which is your favourite?
# delicious tv
Netflix pulled off the greatest April Fools' prank
You haven’t seen Rotisserie Chicken yet? Ah man, it’s deadly.
# for the day that's in it
So a lot of tech companies had fun with April Fools Day today
Especially Google, but that was already expected.
# april fool's day
8 people who got April Fooled today
The victims get a voice.
# notanaprilfools
Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts
A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.
# Gotcha
A Definitive Ranking of Ireland's April Fools' Day Pranks
A blue cheese easter egg. Really?
# Innovation
WATCH: Bubba Watson has an ingenious idea - golf hover carts
Is it real or a belated April Fools’ prank? Judge for yourself.
# Left handed hurleys
The 5 best sporting April Fools hoaxes...
Then again, maybe Mike Tyson is actually coming out of retirement?
# april fools
Round-up: The best of today's April Fool's Day stories
Twitter’s going down to 133 characters; Skype has solved the difficulty of poor coverage… and Bertie’s moving to Nigeria.
# Review 2011
Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.
# april fools
Who's fooling who? The PR rush on April 1
Never mind the media – companies and brands have been trying to pull the wool over for a bit of publicity today… so here it is.