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The 8 all-time biggest Irish lies

We are a nation of liars. Here are the lies we tell.

WE ARE A nation of lying liars. There’s no point denying it.

Here, in reverse order, are the 8 biggest Irish lies of all time.

Feel free to confess your own favourites in the comments.

8. ‘Yes Mam, I went to Mass’


I did not go to Mass.

7. 'I'll be there now'

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I am watching Jeremy Kyle in my cereal-spattered pyjamas and will not be there for some time.

6. 'I'll just have the one'


I will have all of them.

5. 'I didn't study at all'


I know this stuff backwards and inside out because I haven't slept for two months.

4. 'No, I'm grand'

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I have multiple serious injuries. See also 'Not a bother on me.'

3. 'I just had the one'

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I don't know where I was but I woke up in a Santa hat.

2. 'I will yeah'

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I will not under any circumstances.

1. 'No, I'm grand' (Vol 2)


God yes.

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Michael Freeman

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