Due to the unusually high numbers of unemployed people in the greater Newry and Mourne area the Stormont Executive have come up with an ingenious plan in order to get young unemployed dossers into the dole office to look for work.
They have teamed up with Nintendo the makers of the popular Pokémon Go game on mobile phones.
A spokesman told Newry Spud:
“We are going to put all the high value Pokémon’s in the job centre so we can then trap all those coming in to collect them. Once we have them in here then they can get their Pokémon’s but they must at least apply for one job while in here. It’s a win-win for all concerned.”
But one unemployed man thinks the idea is illegal telling us:
“This is an act of entrapment. If we wanted to look for work we could walk in to the dole office without any enticement. This move by the government is cruel and most unusual.”