12 of the funniest Twitter reactions to the Bank of Ireland ATM fiasco
As usual when something wild happens in this country, Irish Twitter stepped up.
Social media lit up on Tuesday night (15 August) when a Bank of Ireland technology glitch allowed its customers with no money in their accounts to withdraw funds.
The online mishap (which you can read more about right here) led to huge queues up at ATMs around the country as reports suggested that customers could withdraw up to €1,000 in "free money".
That said, Bank of Ireland has warned that anyone who tried to exploit the glitch in a bid to get free money will be debited the amount from their accounts. The bank has also said that its normal services have since been resolved.
This, however, has done little to quell Irish Twitter which - as usual during a fiasco - was quick to respond to the situation with hilarity.
Here is some of funniest jokes reacting to the chaos.
The first person to discover the Bank of Ireland ATM hack pic.twitter.com/Dr2fPM89un
— Aodh (@FollowTheLaoide) August 15, 2023
Delighted to start my new job today as a senior software engineer in charge of ATM transactions for Bank of Ireland! Had a super first day, can't wait to login tomorrow and get back to the grindstone!
— Lorcan O'Neill (@forksinthebag) August 15, 2023
May we file the Bank of Ireland ATM fiasco with the Government legalising yokes for 24 hours in the folder of things that would only happen in Ireland
— Stephen Byrne (@stephenbyrne) August 15, 2023
I believe in my grind so much that I actually am depositing money in my Bank of Ireland account right now
— Carl Kinsella (@TVsCarlKinsella) August 15, 2023
logged into my bank of Ireland app and this little fella popped up to tell tell me I’ve won a grand pic.twitter.com/8EnDOe6aoc
— spochadóir (@spochadoir) August 16, 2023
Me after withdrawing money from my revolut at a Bank of Ireland ATM pic.twitter.com/EBNCDrGhS9
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) August 15, 2023
Fungie wtf pic.twitter.com/5dCnar0FYK
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) August 16, 2023
Every Bank of Ireland customer tomorrow pic.twitter.com/w0jWzBKtLB
— Andy McCarroll (@Andymc1983) August 15, 2023
Me tomorrow when bank of Ireland asks for their money back pic.twitter.com/9Oki5EIiir
— Nara (@narahope1) August 15, 2023
Meanwhile, some others were quick to question the rapid response from An Garda Síochána to the Bank of Ireland fiasco.
— Ger (@yllekreg) August 16, 2023
— Jim O Brien Tech ??techbuzzireland.com (@techbuzzinfo) August 16, 2023
— Minister for Spuds at the Dept of Bacon & Cabbage (@FCTwenteBenson) August 15, 2023
Bravo Irish Twitter, bravo!
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