FACEBOOK HAS DENIED rumours that it is to begin charging for use, after thousands of users around the world fell for a scam advising them that monthly charges would begin from this morning. A post on the network’s official Facebook page confirmed that the company had “no plans to charge for Facebook. It’s free and always will be.” So, as you were, then.
# hoax - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
So who wrote the note? Hmm.
# hoax - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
He’d forgotten to fill out all the paperwork, and tried to delay the event.
# hoax - Thursday 12 September, 2013
Well, no, it’s not, but many were fooled.
# hoax - Thursday 8 August, 2013
Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling for penalties to be put in place to hold the people making the calls to account.
# hoax - Monday 1 April, 2013
Because there ain’t no fool like an April fool.
# hoax - Sunday 31 March, 2013
Police in Belfast have declared a security alert at Shore Road in Newtownabbey a hoax.
# hoax - Thursday 28 February, 2013
Both devices were declared non-viable after an investigation overnight.
# hoax - Saturday 23 February, 2013
It had been reported that a gunman was on the campus, which was then put into lockdown.
# hoax - Saturday 16 February, 2013
Residents of homes in Deerpark Avenue in Tallaght were forced to leave as gardaí and the army bomb squad investigated the suspicious device.
# hoax - Monday 28 January, 2013
The nurse who was the recipient of the hoax call, Jacintha Saldanha, was found dead three days later.
# hoax - Thursday 24 January, 2013
An unnamed source presented data to corroborate Te’o's tale of long calls with Lennay Kekua.
# hoax - Wednesday 23 January, 2013
But Manti Te’o insists he wasn’t in on the hoax.
# hoax - Tuesday 22 January, 2013
The awkward moment when you realise your face is on ESPN.
# hoax - Saturday 19 January, 2013
Te’o ruse: It never crossed my mind to see my ‘dead’ girlfriend during her coma after fake car accident
The American Football star told ESPN [off-camera] that he was the victim of a cruel jape.
# hoax - Friday 18 January, 2013
# hoax - Thursday 17 January, 2013
The star linebacker is caught up in one of the strangest stories we’ve heard in some time.
# hoax - Wednesday 16 January, 2013
This is the weirdest story we’ve read in a while.
# hoax - Wednesday 5 December, 2012
The nurse gave an Australian radio station details of Kate’s condition when they posed as the 86-year-old monarch.
# hoax - Tuesday 28 August, 2012
Authorities in Montana say that the man was wearing camouflage clothing and standing on a highway when he was struck by two vehicles.
# hoax - Thursday 23 August, 2012
The government asked Twitter to take down the accounts because they risked increasing ethnic and religious tension.
# hoax - Tuesday 21 August, 2012
Things we learned, loved, and shared today.
Suspicious device discovered in Sallynoggin, Dublin.
# hoax - Sunday 5 August, 2012
Aliens invading New Jersey, spaghetti growing on trees… just some of the hoaxes that had the world fooled.
# hoax - Monday 30 July, 2012
Gardaí are now working with the PSNI in their investigation into the bomb hoaxes which caused evacuations in four different locations on Saturday night.
# hoax - Sunday 29 July, 2012
Patrons of nightclubs in Tullamore, Galway, Ballinasloe, and Claremorris were evacuated at approximately 11pm last night.
# hoax - Saturday 28 July, 2012
Jokes about weapons and explosives are a serious no-no at airports – here’s why…
# hoax - Thursday 12 July, 2012
A van was hijacked yesterday evening before the driver was forced to drive towards the town’s police station.
# hoax - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
# hoax - Thursday 31 May, 2012
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# hoax - Thursday 22 December, 2011
Johnna Woolfolk had her husband stopped as she believed he was on his way to meet another woman, the FBI said.
# hoax - Monday 19 December, 2011
The Defence Forces were called to the incident, which took place in Dublin city last night.
# hoax - Thursday 10 November, 2011
A suspicious package was discovered at the offices of the national broadcaster at lunchtime yesterday.
# hoax - Monday 26 September, 2011
# hoax - Wednesday 17 August, 2011
Police spent ten hours removing the device, which turned out not to have any explosives in it, from the neck of 18-year-old Sydney girl Madeleine Pulver.
# hoax - Friday 5 August, 2011
The letter signed with a name from a bestselling novel warned: “Don’t go to the cops or I will detonate.”
# hoax - Thursday 4 August, 2011
# hoax - Thursday 21 July, 2011
A SUSPICIOUS DEVICE discovered in Dublin’s North Wall this morning has been declared a hoax. Gardaí have confirmed that the device was found at Seville Place this morning and the area was closed off at 7.50am. An army bomb disposal team was called in and declared the device to be a hoax. The area was reopened at around 9.30am.
# hoax - Monday 13 June, 2011
Revelation of campaigning blogger’s true identity sparked outrage among the gay community in Syria, with one blogger saying his life is “in harm’s way” because of the Damascus blog.
# hoax - Wednesday 8 June, 2011
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Irish people’s €2 million flatpack habit; what NOT to say to a Leaving Cert student and the royal newlyweds’ starter home hell.