John Perry

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Jude Perry from Co Sligo who has establishing a Young Fine Gael branch at Queen’s University in Belfast. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Moving to Belfast was “a bit of a culture shock” for Jude Perry from Ballymote, Co Sligo. But this week the 20-year-old son of former minister of sta(...)

Fine Gael’s  John Perry: said he would “not rush into a decision”on whether he would run as an Independent in the next general election

Former Fine Gael minister of state John Perry has failed to get a nomination to run for the party in the local elections in Sligo next May following a(...)

In 2015, John Perry, then a TD, took a High Court challenge after failing to gain a spot on the ticket. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former TD Gerry Reynolds and Sligo-based solicitor Sinead Maguire have been selected as the Fine Gael candidates for the next general election, in the(...)

Former Fine Gael TDs John Perry and Frank Feighan will face a tough battle to get on the party’s ticket in Sligo-Leitrim for the next general election when members vote in a selection convention on Thursday night.

Former Fine Gael TDs John Perry and Frank Feighan will face a tough battle to get on the party’s ticket in Sligo-Leitrim for the next general election(...)

Forget him not: John Perry of Fine Gael. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Fine Gael minister of state John Perry will attempt to make his political comeback this week as he contests what is certain to be one of the mo(...)

Fine Gael wants to avoid a repeat of a row before the last election, which saw a  former minister of State take the party to court in a dispute over a selection convention. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Fine Gael is taking advice from the GAA on how to settle disputes as it attempts to put structures in place to avoid internal rows ending in expensive(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The contradiction means that a Taoiseach elected in 2011 with a mandate for change so huge he could have done anything, leaves having altered little.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politics has a clear set of goals in theory but is a paradox in practice. Political language, as George Orwell noted, is “to give an appearance of sol(...)

 Molly Keane with Sally Phipps’s godfather  John Gielgud,  c1930. Photograph courtesy  of Waterford County Museum

In 1945 Elizabeth Bowen wrote to her lover Charles Ritchie that “The people I was staying with – Bobby and Molly Keane – have the most heavenly child (...)

A settlement agreement between former Fine Gael TD John Perry, his wife Marie and Danske Bank over a €2.47 million judgment obtained against the couple has broken down, the Commercial Court has heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A settlement agreement between former Fine Gael TD John Perry, his wife Marie and Danske Bank over a €2.47 million judgment obtained against the coupl(...)

Áine Collins TD: not the time for a leadership contest but she said the “whingers” comment by Taoiseach Enda Kenny did the party some damage

A number of former Fine Gael TDs have criticised the party’s general election campaign. Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said the communicati(...)

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