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#april fools

# april-fools - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Gotcha: Here's a handful of April Fool's jokes from today to make you giggle (or groan)
# Have A Laugh
# Have A Laugh

Gotcha: Here's a handful of April Fool's jokes from today to make you giggle (or groan)

Apr 1st 2021, 6:27 PM 60,120 Views 14 Comments

Been fooled yet today?

# april-fools - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Debunked: That WhatsApp message about a 'strict ban on alcohol' from tomorrow is, at best, an April Fool's joke
# April Fools
# April Fools

Debunked: That WhatsApp message about a 'strict ban on alcohol' from tomorrow is, at best, an April Fool's joke

Apr 1st 2020, 6:37 PM 41,895 Views 26 Comments

The image claims that there will be “a strict ban of alcohol” from tomorrow, meaning that off-licences would close.

# april-fools - Monday 1 April, 2019

From a Boris Johnson postage stamp to 30cm biscuits: the best gags from this year's April Fool's Day
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

From a Boris Johnson postage stamp to 30cm biscuits: the best gags from this year's April Fool's Day

Apr 1st 2019, 11:02 PM 51,548 Views 20 Comments

In the era of fake news, this year has shown that the possibilities for a gag are as strong as ever.

# april-fools - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Kenyan retail worker subjected to 'racially motivated' April Fools prank awarded €10,000
# Fake Garda
# Fake Garda

Kenyan retail worker subjected to 'racially motivated' April Fools prank awarded €10,000

Jul 10th 2018, 10:55 PM 30,124 Views 0 Comments

A man purporting to be from the Garda National Immigration Bureau told him he was living and working in Ireland illegally.

# april-fools - Monday 3 April, 2017

These grandparents in Dublin had the best reaction to their daughter's April Fool
# Aww Look
From The Daily Edge
# Aww Look

These grandparents in Dublin had the best reaction to their daughter's April Fool

Apr 3rd 2017, 11:38 AM 8,074 Views 2 Comments

Pinch of salt.

# april-fools - Saturday 1 April, 2017

10 of the most genuinely enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2017
# Gotcha
# Gotcha

10 of the most genuinely enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2017

Apr 1st 2017, 7:30 PM 53,786 Views 20 Comments

Trust nobody.

10 of the most genuinely enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2017
# April Fools
From The Daily Edge
# April Fools

10 of the most genuinely enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2017

Apr 1st 2017, 11:09 AM 17,623 Views 6 Comments

Trust nobody.

# april-fools - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

These two photos sum up the ridiculous nature of Irish weather in April
# April Fools
From The Daily Edge
# April Fools

These two photos sum up the ridiculous nature of Irish weather in April

Apr 27th 2016, 11:17 AM 10,787 Views 2 Comments

Hail or sun, please decide.

# april-fools - Friday 1 April, 2016

Google got rid of their April Fool's prank because no one thought it was funny
# Mic Drop
From The Daily Edge
# Mic Drop

Google got rid of their April Fool's prank because no one thought it was funny

Apr 1st 2016, 10:09 PM 8,849 Views 4 Comments

You can do anything, but don’t mess with people’s emails.

15 of the most mortifying April Fool's pranks of 2016
# April Fools
From The Daily Edge
# April Fools

15 of the most mortifying April Fool's pranks of 2016

Apr 1st 2016, 7:16 PM 13,441 Views 0 Comments

Ugh.

9 of the most enjoyable April Fools Pranks of 2016
# Joke's On You
From The Daily Edge
# Joke's On You

9 of the most enjoyable April Fools Pranks of 2016

Apr 1st 2016, 1:20 PM 11,459 Views 2 Comments

Solid efforts.

9 of our favourite sporting April Fools' stories for the day that's in it
# International Joke Day
From The42
# International Joke Day

9 of our favourite sporting April Fools' stories for the day that's in it

Apr 1st 2016, 11:33 AM 12,314 Views 6 Comments

Featuring Briege Corkery, Rio Ferdinand and Leinster Rugby’s Leo the Lion.

# april-fools - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Vincent Browne presented Xposé with Glenda Gilson, and it was glorious
# Vinny B
From The Daily Edge
# Vinny B

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

Apr 7th 2015, 8:35 AM 7,762 Views 1 Comment

“I’m Vincent Browne, this is Xposé.”

# april-fools - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

9 of the most embarrassingly bad April Fools' jokes of 2015
# Joke's On You
From The Daily Edge
# Joke's On You

9 of the most embarrassingly bad April Fools' jokes of 2015

Apr 1st 2015, 6:13 PM 13,060 Views 1 Comment

Please. No more.

Modest McGregor? Here are 12 of our favourite sports-related April Fools' stories
# YOLO
From The42
# YOLO

Modest McGregor? Here are 12 of our favourite sports-related April Fools' stories

Apr 1st 2015, 2:29 PM 9,364 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Ian Madigan is making a shock return to Kilmacud Crokes according to, erm, us?

15 of the most enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2015
# Fool Me Once
From The Daily Edge
# Fool Me Once

15 of the most enjoyable April Fools' Day pranks of 2015

Apr 1st 2015, 1:05 PM 21,815 Views 45 Comments

Gold star, everybody.

This Dublin takeaway's elaborate April Fools' gag is completely brilliant
# Fast Food
From The Daily Edge
# Fast Food

This Dublin takeaway's elaborate April Fools' gag is completely brilliant

Apr 1st 2015, 11:39 AM 14,829 Views 3 Comments

“Food is fast enough.”

8 April Fools jokes everyone truly wishes were real
# April Fools
From The Daily Edge
# April Fools

8 April Fools jokes everyone truly wishes were real

Apr 1st 2015, 9:47 AM 12,569 Views 5 Comments

PLEASE RECONSIDER.

# april-fools - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

John Oliver explains why "April Fools' Day is to comedy as St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture"
# No Prank Pledge
From The Daily Edge
# No Prank Pledge

John Oliver explains why "April Fools' Day is to comedy as St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture"

Mar 31st 2015, 7:36 AM 3,237 Views 1 Comment

The jokes are coming.

# april-fools - Monday 7 April, 2014

Student pulls brilliant pregnancy phone call prank on teacher
# Gotcha
From The Daily Edge
# Gotcha

Student pulls brilliant pregnancy phone call prank on teacher

Apr 7th 2014, 7:48 AM 8,128 Views 1 Comment

Oh, he’s made a terrible mistake.

# april-fools - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub
# Week In Web
# Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub

Apr 6th 2014, 11:00 AM 17,373 Views 5 Comments

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# april-fools - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Here are the cruel pranks people played on their families for April Fools
# Harsh
From The Daily Edge
# Harsh

Here are the cruel pranks people played on their families for April Fools

Apr 2nd 2014, 3:57 PM 3,840 Views 0 Comments

Which is your favourite?

Netflix pulled off the greatest April Fools' prank
# Delicious Tv
From The Daily Edge
# Delicious Tv

Netflix pulled off the greatest April Fools' prank

Apr 2nd 2014, 8:02 AM 11,057 Views 1 Comment

You haven’t seen Rotisserie Chicken yet? Ah man, it’s deadly.

# april-fools - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

So a lot of tech companies had fun with April Fools Day today
# For The Day That's In It
# For The Day That's In It

So a lot of tech companies had fun with April Fools Day today

Apr 1st 2014, 9:00 PM 40,969 Views 8 Comments

Especially Google, but that was already expected.

8 people who got April Fooled today
# April Fool's Day
From The Daily Edge
# April Fool's Day

8 people who got April Fooled today

Apr 1st 2014, 7:03 PM 8,249 Views 3 Comments

The victims get a voice.

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts
# Notanaprilfools
# Notanaprilfools

Not An April Fool: NGOs share unbelievable facts

Apr 1st 2014, 3:56 PM 18,503 Views 40 Comments

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

A Definitive Ranking of Ireland's April Fools' Day Pranks
# Gotcha
From The Daily Edge
# Gotcha

A Definitive Ranking of Ireland's April Fools' Day Pranks

Apr 1st 2014, 12:15 PM 56,535 Views 34 Comments

A blue cheese easter egg. Really?

# april-fools - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

WATCH: Bubba Watson has an ingenious idea - golf hover carts
# Innovation
From The42
# Innovation

WATCH: Bubba Watson has an ingenious idea - golf hover carts

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:01 PM 3,864 Views 4 Comments

Is it real or a belated April Fools’ prank? Judge for yourself.

# april-fools - Monday 1 April, 2013

The 5 best sporting April Fools hoaxes...
# Left Handed Hurleys
From The42
# Left Handed Hurleys

The 5 best sporting April Fools hoaxes...

Apr 1st 2013, 4:45 PM 6,132 Views 1 Comment

Then again, maybe Mike Tyson is actually coming out of retirement?

# april-fools - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Round-up: The best of today's April Fool's Day stories
# April Fools
From The Daily Edge
# April Fools

Round-up: The best of today's April Fool's Day stories

Apr 1st 2012, 2:51 PM 20,512 Views 18 Comments

Twitter’s going down to 133 characters; Skype has solved the difficulty of poor coverage… and Bertie’s moving to Nigeria.

# april-fools - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 3:00 PM 3,446 Views 2 Comments

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 - Friday 1 April, 2011

Who's fooling who? The PR rush on April 1
# April Fools
From The Daily Edge
# April Fools

Who's fooling who? The PR rush on April 1

Apr 1st 2011, 6:33 PM 2,844 Views 0 Comments

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.