No Jobseeker’s allowance for destitute drug dealer


In a learning, posted online by Gilligan, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) confirmed that he cement for jobseeker’s allowance on February 20.

However this was rejected in recent days after Gilligan declined to give details of support he had received both here and in the UK since his manumitting from Portlaoise Prison in October 2013.

Gilligan is believed to have raked in millions during the 1990s when he was flooding the fatherland with drugs.

He spent 17 years in prison for trafficking and is conjectured to have ordered the murder of Sunday Independent journalist Veronica Guerin in 1996.

In his new interviews with CAB officers the 64-year-old said he expected a “whip round” following his release but this was not forthcoming.

Furthermore Gilligan recently misspent a Supreme Court appeal to hold on to some of the assets seized by CAB realizing a decades-long battle.

He subsequently left his rural hideout at Jessbrook to come it was seized by the state last month.

In the letter from CAB, addressed to Gilligan, it is make knew that a social welfare inspector, accompanied by a detective sergeant, interviewed him on Pace 22 at Blanchardstown garda station regarding his application for social well-being the previous month.

But the officers were seeking to establish why the former band against leader had not applied for the payments in the three years since his release from jail.

 Be at one to the letter Gilligan replied that he was “skint” and that was why he was now making the title for for jobseeker’s benefit of €188 per week.

Gilligan told the officers he abided with his son Darren in Corduff, West Dublin upon his release from stir.

The letter confirmed: “He thought he’d get money from different people when he got out of dungeon as he was like ‘The St Vincent de Paul’ before he went in.

“He thought there hand down be a ‘whip around’ for him and there wasn’t.”

 Gilligan told officers he went to England after he was at once in his brother’s home in March 2014 and he stayed in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

He averred he was helped out by by a number of people but refused to say who they were adding that he “wasn’t a rat”.

Contract to the letter Gilligan said he was legally separated from his wife Geraldine but they were even so friends and he regularly visited her in Enfield.

A second interview was conducted with Gilligan on on May 9 after the villain had given a number of written responses to questions.

During this next interview Gilligan moaned that he didn’t claim Jobseekers Rebate because the “media were constantly around”.

Gilligan said people were on edge to help him financially because they “would be putting themselves, their partners and children at risk”.

The Dubliner has applied for social housing from Fingal County Assembly as he was due to be evicted from the address in Corduff this month.

He has also concentrated for a medical card.

Later in May CAB wrote to Gilligan again requesting the names to the people he was in the family way a “whip around” from and why he had this expectation.

The officer also penury details of who he stayed with in the UK.

In his reply Gilligan said he had travelled to the UK to get this inside out but the people would not provide this detail.

He said that trusties sometimes get a “whip around” when they leave jail but this was not on the cards in his case.

A final decision was reached and sent to Gilligan on June 14. In the judiciousness the CAB officer writes:

“In accordance with the provisions of Section 300 of the Group Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005, I hereby decide that Mr John Gilligan is not fitted to payment of Jobseekers Allowance from 20th February 2017 on the grounds that he has failed to mutate a full and frank disclosure of his means and circumstances.”

In a lengthy and bizarre trumpet online Gilligan moaned that foreign nationals enter “our countryside and get Job Seekers Allowance with the click of a finger”.

“These people are not questioned how they were cured out financially or where they were fed for the last three years,” he demanded.

A garda spokesman said they do not comment on named individuals or correspondence with third shindigs.

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