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# John Perry

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# Work to do
Perry's Christmas miracle leaves Fine Gael needing at least two more women
The party’s gender quota percentage took a hit with the addition of John Perry yesterday.
# perry christmas
'I would like to thank God': Jubilant Perry added to Fine Gael election ticket after court battle
The former junior minister sued his own party after he was dropped from the ticket at his local selection convention.
# Perry's last stand
This ousted Fine Gael TD is taking his own party to court next week
Fine Gael’s John Perry’s High Court action against his own party will go ahead next week.
# Last throw of the dice
This Fine Gael TD is taking his own party to court
John Perry is still trying to get his name on the Fine Gael election ticket in Sligo-Leitrim.
# internal affairs
This Fine Gael TD's last-ditch election bid is set to fail
John Perry wants Fine Gael to add him to the Sligo-Leitrim election ticket but his efforts will fall on deaf ears, party sources say.
# Not Perry Happy
This Fine Gael TD is adamant Enda should let him defend his seat
Fine Gael deputy John Perry says Taoiseach Enda Kenny told him he could defend his seat.
# Sli-gone
A former minister has already missed out on being elected
Barring an intervention from party HQ.
# internal affairs
Why Fine Gael left this 'fraught' internal battle until the end
Former minister John Perry is in danger of not being selected by Fine Gael at Friday’s Sligo-Leitrim convention
John Perry explains why he hired his wife
The Fine Gael TD said his wife worked on a voluntary basis for six months before he hired her full time.
# Keeping it in the Family
After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member...
The former junior minister is back in the news today.
# John Perry
Watch: Minister heckled at public meeting
An angry property developer confronted Junior Minister for Small Business at a business networking meeting.
# Dáil Reform
'A ludicrous situation': Dozens of questions go unanswered in the Dáil because of absent TDs
And this is Dáil reform apparently…
# Enda talks
'They're now free spirits': Taoiseach on RA rebels, Seanad and his future
Enda Kenny gave a wide-ranging interview to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland this morning. Here’s what he said.
# John Perry
John Perry has "full confidence" of Taoiseach but SF and FF call for explanation
The junior minister for small business has made a confidential settlement over a €2.47 million debt with Danske Bank and is not going to comment any further “at the moment”, his spokesperson says.
# Settlement
Junior minister John Perry reaches deal with bank over €2.4 million debt
Minister for Small Business John Perry and his wife had a judgment of €2.47 million entered against them in the Commercial Court in July.
# John Perry
Bruton: John Perry's conduct is exemplary
While the Minister would not comment on Perry’s court case, he said that there are “clear codes for what ministers can and can’t do”.
# Not the News
Royal baby offered place in Irish creche: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Diplomatic incidents over British Prince George, HSE tells everyone to lighten up.
# Sympathy
Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland
Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about the abortion bill being passed, John Perry and the first picture of the new royal baby.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.
# John Perry
Government declines to comment on €2.47m judgment against Minister
Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry, and his wife consented to a judgment of €2.47 million being made against them in the Commercial Court today.
# Emigration
Government minister: There are people emigrating by choice
Junior minister for jobs, John Perry, said that some people would be “quite delighted” to go to the United States in the Dáil yesterday.
# Air Miles
19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day
13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.
# Pensions
Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.
# Abortion
Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?
A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.
# Jobswatch
McDonald's to create 700 jobs in next three years
Fast food chain currently employs 4,054 people in Ireland and spent €283.7m in the Irish economy in 2011.
# hung up on you
Videos: Phil Hogan and 3 other people who hung up while being interviewed
Sometimes they’re tired, sometimes the mobile reception is bad and sometimes they’ve just had enough….
# Self-employed
Reform to self-employed PRSI contributions could be "too expensive"
Despite earlier promises that PRSI contributions for self-employed people would be reformed, the Department of Social Protection says it would have “significant financial implications”.
# Financial Services
Government will not oppose FF bill regulating debt advice services
A Fianna Fáil bill proposes to regulate the growing number of debt management advice firms.
# Petrol Prices
Government likely to vote against FF proposal to cut fuel duty
Fianna Fáil is to bring legislation before the Dáil this evening to cut fuel excise duty by 4 cent, offering an effective cut in fuel prices of 5 cent.
# Ministerial expenses
Junior ministers among those who claim most for mileage
Small Business Minister John Perry has claimed the most of any government minister in mileage allowances over the past year, new figures have revealed.
# St Patrick's Day
€53,000 bill to send ministers away for St Patrick's Day
A series of parliamentary questions reveal costs of €53,142 to send 12 ministers around the world to mark the national holiday.
# St Patrick's Day
Taoiseach and 16 ministers off around the world for Patrick's Day celebrations
Dinny McGinley is off to Glasgow and Michael Noonan will be in France. Here’s where else our government ministers will be jetting off to on 17 March…
# TD Expenses
Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.
# Cancer
Reilly confirms no plans to return breast cancer surgery to Sligo
The Minister for Health says Sligo will be a screening centre for colon cancer, but breast surgery won’t be returning.
# Sligo
Junior minister admits mistakes over Sligo breast cancer services promise
John Perry, who hung up during an interview about his promise for the services, gave a press conference on the issue yesterday.