F.g Td Who Hired Wife For Constituency Office Says It Was Only Temporary

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.

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