The best of the April Fool's Day pranks

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Well, did you get caught out this year?
Well, did you get caught out this year?

There were a LOT of efforts this year, so here are the best of them... said that Dublin's Spire was slipping into a hidden 1916 tunnel and was sinking by 25cm a year. The landmark could be fixed up, but it would cost Dublin City Council €10m. The spokesperson put forward by the council, Nelson Pillar, was a bit of a clue about the veracity of the tale.

The Star claimed that Northern Ireland's star players could tog out for the Republic of Ireland at the Euros but only once Michael O'Neill's men were knocked out.

And in case you missed it, here is our spoof story today, which managed to catch a few out this morning.

RTE's Morning Ireland claimed that GAA commentator Marty Morrissey was being given an honorary Knighthood by the Queen, and even had the man himself on to say he was overwhelmed by the news.

The Irish Times had a yarn about the handkerchief used by 1916 rebels to surrender being rescued from a skip and going up for auction.

It wasn't just media outlets who we're trying to fool the public today.

Croke Park woke up to find the famous playing surface in a very different condition.

Arsenal claimed to be installing a retractable sunroof on the Emirates Stadium.

Domino's said they were testing out a new robot to help them make pizza.

Virgin American had a go at convincing the world they were changing to new logo

Honda were plotting to bring emojis to your number plate

Paddy Power claimed they were putting a real piece of turf from Leopardstown in their shops so punters could get a real sense of the ground conditions at the track.

However, we will end with one of our favourites, which is the story that a branch of Supermacs was opening inside Copper Face Jacks. It is a marriage made in heaven and it is surely only a matter of time until it becomes fact, not fiction.