Why was notorious criminal John Gilligan released on the same day as Budget 2014? It would appear that there is a very good reason for that, that The Potato can exclusively reveal.
John Gilligan is working exclusively with the government to launch their new DrugBridge scheme, which is aimed at getting young unemployed men and women off the dole back to work.
DrugBridge will place people with approved criminal organisations and will see them work for them for up to 18 months, where they will gain valuable experience and skills working in the drug trade.
The initiative will see the government pay these people under the age of 25, an additional €50 if they sign up to the new program.
It is then hoped that a large majority of people will be hired, set up their own drug enterprises or be murdered in a gangland shootings after completion. All which will drastically help the unemployment figures in Ireland.
The government are planning on getting behind this initiative 100%, as reports emerge that the social welfare payments for under 25s are to be reduced. The reason being to encourage more people to sign up to the DrugBridge scheme.
However, many are claiming that this is just going to exploit younger people and provide free labour to drug organisations around the country. They claim that the drug industry is experiencing rapid growth due to the reduction in garda numbers and so criminal gangs should be paying their new recruits a fair wage.
Other’s claim that interning with a drug cartel is an invaluable experience and much needed to get a foot into the industry.
Regardless of the opinions, it appears that the government will be moving forward with the DrugBrudge scheme, with John Gilligan spearheading the plan over the next year.
Eamon Gilmore apparently came up with the idea of the new scheme, after watching season 1-3 of Love/Hate, just in time for the release of the new series.
The Potato will be bringing more Budget 2014 updates throughout the day.