F.G TD WHO HIRED WIFE FOR CONSTITUENCY OFFICE SAYS IT WAS ONLY TEMPORARY
A Fine Gael TD who appointed his wife to a 38,000 euro a year job in his constituency office says she was only filling in on a temporary basis.
Deputy John Perry has now appointed a party worker who previously worked with him while he was Minister of state, to the role of Parliamentary Assistant.
Deputy Perry was widely criticised for giving his wife the job, a role funded by the taxpapyer.
Last night the Taoiseach described the decision as unwise.
In a statement Mr Perry says his wife took up the Parliamentary assistant job in January to bridge the gap, until his preferred candidate became available.