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Fine Gael TD who owes bank millions appointed wife to €38k government job

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
John Perry
John Perry

Fine Gael TD John Perry appointed his wife Marie Perry to a €38,000 a year job after he lost his position as minster for small businesses in a Government reshuffle.

Stubbs Gazette reported in 2014 that a judgement was registered against Mr Perry for the repayment of a €2.47 million debt.

The judgment was quietly registered by Danske last Tuesday, the day he lost his job as minister of state for small business when the Cabinet reshuffled the junior ministerial ranks of Government, reported Stubbs Gazette.

Following the reshuffle his wife Marie Perry was given a job as parliamentary assistant on January 2 last, the RTÉ Investigations Unit reported.

The salary scale for this position is between €38,760 and €49,035 a year.

A representative from Mr Perry’s constituency office said “no comment” in relation to the hiring of Ms Perry.