One to sit proudly in the Irish history books, alongside the time we legalised yokes for 24 hours.
If you were out and about yesterday evening, you probably saw winding queues outside your local Bank of Ireland ATM, with fraught Gardaí attempting to intercept withdrawals.
The rush to the country's cash points was the result of a technical issue at Bank of Ireland, which allowed some of their customers to withdraw funds above their usual limits. Customers were reportedly able to withdraw funds of up to €1,000 despite having insufficient funds, although Bank of Ireland have insisted the daily withdrawal limit is €500.
BOI have stressed that any money withdrawn from an account with no funds in it will be treated as an unauthorised overdraft, but that hasn't stopped the memes, tweets and hot takes flowing as freely as the unsolicited cash. Here's a round up of some of our favourite reactions to the banking blunder:
Complete with Polly Pocket-sized new Garda uniform.
Does anyone else have a tiny Garda standing in front of the Bank of Ireland app on their phone pic.twitter.com/Su8cgoy28G
— James Kelleher (@etienneshrdlu) August 15, 2023
Bank of Bertie
Aul Bert definitely came out of hiding at the right time.
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free cash account
for free pic.twitter.com/2Va9IBNLQ1
— Estebantz (@ActingTheGom) August 15, 2023
One time, a BAIB punched me in the face. It was awesome.
You'd never see us AIB heads, or BAIBs as we call ourselves, get carried away at the ATM like that. We're a more serene, a more gentle, a more dignified sort of bank customer. Why? Because we are brave, and they back brave.
— Aidan Fitzmaurice (@FancyVegasPro) August 16, 2023
Fergie spotted queueing outside the Bank of Ireland ATM in Dundalk.
Me after withdrawing money from my revolut at a Bank of Ireland ATM pic.twitter.com/EBNCDrGhS9
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) August 15, 2023
General scenes of carnage
We really do love to see it.
See TikTok for more Breaking Bad, Wolf of Wall Street and Gemma Collins memes. A treat for the senses.
Pure, unadulterated joy
We sincerely hope this lad booked his flights already.
You would have loved a free €1,000 from Bank of Ireland.
First Bank of Ireland ATM glitch without Fungie. Always the hardest.
— Ciara Knight (@Ciara_Knight) August 16, 2023