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  • The best and worst pranks we saw on social media on April Fool’s Day 2015

    If you’re reading this, it’s safe to say that you survived April Fool’s Day 2015 without being blinded by silly string or slipping on a banana skin and knocking yourself out. Social media has been awash with hilarious (and not-so-hilarious) April Fool’s pranks from celebrities trying to dupe their fans and brands trying to connect with the masses through humour (with varying degrees of success). Here’s our roundup of the LOL-worthy and pitifully poor April Fool’s gags we saw on social media today.

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  • Video 'taken inside doomed plane' found

    German daily Bild and French magazine Paris Match said their reporters have been shown a video they say was taken by someone inside the cabin of the doomed plane shortly before it crashed. Both periodicals reported that the video was found on a memory chip that could have come from a mobile phone. Paris Match said the footage was found “among the wreckage by a source close to the investigation”. Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Marc Menichini, a high ranking official involved in the recovery operation, categorically denied that any mobile phone footage had been found at the site.

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  • This sinkhole has opened up in the middle of Dublin - Irish Sun

    A SINKHOLE HAS opened up on Dublin’s Dame Street, causing traffic delays in the centre of the city. Westbound traffic on Dame Street is currently suspended between George Street and Parliament Street and cars are being advised to u...

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  • Top 10 April fool’s day pranks that people fell for

    From spaghetti trees to prohibition in Ireland, here are some memorable hoaxes

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  • England fans heard singing anti-IRA songs again

    England fans sang anti-IRA songs during Tuesday's friendly in Italy despite efforts from the Football Association to stamp the chants out in the wake of last year's match in Scotland. England fans caused controversy last November when they chanted "F*** the IRA" during the 3-1 victory at Celtic Park. Any repeat during England's next match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on June 7 would lead to yet more criticism.

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  • The M50 was closed after an eight-car rush hour pile-up - Irish Sun

    One of the cars involved. THE M50 HAS reopened after an eight-car rush hour ...

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  • Taoiseach rejects water-charges criticism from 'man with two pints in his hand'

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that he recently rejected criticism of water charges from a man who was holding two pints, saying that they cost the equivalent of ten weeks of water. Enda Kenny has again faced criticism in the Dáil for reports that the Government may allow unpaid bills to be deducted directly from wages. q
  • Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin following ‘technical issue’

    Airline says Airbus EI660 to ‘undergo inspection’ after landing safely at 9.20am

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  • It's not Susanna Reid's week - now her dress has split on Good Morning Britain

    Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid had to rush off to change her dress during the breakfast TV show after suffering a wardrobe malfunction. John Stapleton told viewers that Susanna’s dress had split “spectacularly” and joked that being accidentally flashed by his co-presenter was “one of the bonuses of the show they don’t put in the job description”. Luckily for Susanna her dress split while the cameras were not on her, but Kate Garraway explained: “Susanna’s just nipped out of the studio with a slight wardrobe malfunction. “All will be sorted out although it has warmed John up this morning so he’s very pleased about it. q
  • Kenny, Martin, Adams united in support of Dunnes workers

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has backed Dunnes Stores workers in their opposition to the company’s alleged use of low-hour contracts. Pickets are to be placed outside all Dunnes branches on Holy Thursday in a dispute relating to the company’s alleged refusal to negotiate on the issue.

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  • Maynooth Students’ Union receive ‘sick and disturbing’ postcard from ‘Vote No’ campaign - Irish Sun

    THE STUDENTS’ UNION in Maynooth University have described a postcard it received as ';disturbing'; ...

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  • The April Fool's Tech we kind of wish would stick around

    The technology world is always one of the most enthusiastic when it comes to April Fool’s jokes, and this year is no exception. Open up Google Maps and go to any location in the world, any at all. Look to the bottom left corner of the screen where the Street View option is and you’ll also see a Pac-man one. Why should contactless payment be limited to bank cards, smartphones and certain wristbands? q
  • Cork punter scoops €33k on €1 EuroMillions bet

    A Cork based punter scooped a nice little earner on last night’s last night after winning €33,000 on a bet. The punter placed a single euro on four numbers to appear in last night’s main EuroMillions draw and fortunately they all came up. 8, 20, 24, and 28 were the lucky numbers for the winning bet - which was placed at BoyleSports. Amazingly, had the punter just done the regular EuroMillions, with those numbers included, they would have only won €108 for matching four numbers. q
  • Brolly tells Harte to f**k off -

    Joe Brolly says that Mickey Harte should "f**k off and play behind closed doors" if he's not in the business of entertainment. "The reality is that it's muck," Brolly says of the defensive approach espoused by both managers.

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  • Why did David Beckham shave off his beard?

    David Beckham has revealed that his beard had to go because wife Victoria imposed a kissing ban while he had facial hair. The former footballer appeared as James Corden’s guest on The Late Late Show and explained why he had been looking more clean shaven recently.

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  • Niobrara oil depends on railroads to get to market, say feds - Big News Network

    Railroad tank cars are filled with crude oil pumped from Colorado's Niobrara field at the Musket Corp.'s Windsor Crude Terminal in Windsor. The EIA on Monday said it would start providing monthly data on how much crude oil moves around the nation via rail, in addition to information about pipeline, tanker and barge crude-oil traffic.

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  • Facebook’s new HQ is a thing of beauty (photos)

    Code-named MPK20 (Menlo Park, building 20), the building was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and has a 9-acre park on the roof that has a half-mile walking trail, 400 trees and break-out places to work and reflect. Writing on his Facebook page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together.

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  • Look out iPad, Microsoft has quietly announced a new Surface

    Microsoft has quietly announced a new Surface 3 tablet that runs full Windows and is designed to take on Apple’s iPad. The new Microsoft Surface 3 was confirmed via a blog post on the company’s website, a stark contrast to the live events and fanfare that normally signal the launch of new hardware from the likes of Apple, Samsung and Microsoft themselves in the past. Microsoft says this makes it the thinnest and lightest Surface they have ever shipped, and the dimensions put it in competition with Apple’s iPad. It is being marketed as an entry-level device alongside the slightly larger Surface Pro 3, which has a 12 inch screen. q
  • 'Meters Help The Customer And They Help Irish Water'

    RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland Opened this morning’s show with breaking developments concerning the controversial water meters. Head of Irish Water asset management Jerry Grant, told presenter Cathal MacCoille how they detected 30,000 suspected leaks in the last quarter of 2014, based on “a sweep” of 413,000 meter readings. Jerry Grant: “We have a leak alarm indicator on the meters. Grant: “The deal at the moment is that the Regulator has agreed that we should go ahead with an interim arrangement for €3.4million and begin to tackle these leaks. q
  • Ballycastle man’s body driven over twice

    A BALLYCASTLE man recalled how he accidentally drove over the body of his girlfriend’s father as he drove towards Killala in the early hours of the morning. The tragic circumstances of the death of Francis ‘Frankie’ Bonner of 11 Seaview Place, Ballycastle, on June 10, 2014, were recalled at his inquest in Ballina last Thursday. Both Michael Jackson and Michael Barrett recalled how they both unsuspectingly drove over Mr Bonner’s body while travelling towards Killala shortly after 3am. Mr Bonner, a retired fisherman and native of Donegal, was the father of Mr Jackson’s girlfriend, Maggie, who is a first cousin of Mr Barrett.

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