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Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

A dozen non-governmental organisations tweeted on the topics of homelessness, emigration, and adult literacy.

A young man sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin.
A young man sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin.
Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland

A DOZEN IRISH non-governmental organisations used Twitter this morning to reveal almost unbelievable facts about their areas of work under the hashtag #NotAnAprilFool.

They used the opportunity to use “challenge myths and stereotypes about areas such as mental health, poverty, disability, homelessness, sexism and racism”.

European Anti-poverty Network, the Equality & Rights Alliance, Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), Inclusion Ireland, the Immigrant Council, Mental Health Reform, Migrants Rights Centre Ireland, National Women’s Council of Ireland, OPEN, Pavee Point, Simon and SpunOut all took part.

As the hashtag #NotAnAprilFool gained momentum, others joined in.

Here are just some of the tweets that appeared under the hashtag today. Spot any other interesting ones? Let us known in the comments below.

Read: A Definitive Ranking of Ireland’s April Fools’ Day Pranks >

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