Sunday World 19th March 2015 by Morgan Flanagan Creagh
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.
StubbsGazette 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 StubbsGazette.
Following the reshuffle his wife Marie Perry was given a job as parliamentary assistant on January 2 last, the RTE 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.