Former Junior Minister John Perry.
A colourful character.
Perhaps best known for claiming €31,867 in mileage in one year.
Via RTÉ’s Investigation Unit:
Marie Perry, or Marie Mulvey as she is listed in official documents, was hired on 2 January this year, the RTÉ Investigations Unit has learned.
Mrs Perry was given a job as a parliamentary assistant, according to records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The appointment was made despite the fact that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said giving family members such jobs is “not good practice”.
The role is paid on a salary scale of between €38,760 and €49,035 a year, with overtime payments of a further 20% on top of that salary available.
…Mr Perry and his wife have been in financial difficulty in recent years and had been sued by Danske Bank over unpaid loans relating to their business and property dealings.
In July of last year, the bank registered a court judgment against both Mr Perry and his wife for the repayment of debts of €2.47m.
John Perry’s €95,000 in mileage claims from Dept of Jobs from Mar 2011 until he left office in July 2014 pic.twitter.com/UD7WgkdVnA
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