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Taoiseach must clarify if he got notification of possible conflict of interest from Minister Perry – Doherty

25 July, 2013 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said Taoiseach Enda Kenny must clarify if he received any notification from Junior Minister John Perry of a possible conflict of interest arising from Minister Perry’s personal debts.

Deputy Doherty said under the rules of the Standards in Public Office (SIPO) an office holder is obliged to inform SIPO and the Taoiseach of any possible conflict of interest.

Speaking today he said;

“The revelations of Minister Perry’s personal debts highlight a clear conflict of interest between his role as Minister for Small Businesses and his personal business dealings.

“Under the rules of the Standards in Public Office (SIPO) an office holder is obliged to inform SIPO and the Taoiseach of any possible conflict of interest.

“There is now an onus on the Taoiseach to clarify if he received any notification of a possible conflict of interest arising from Minister Perry’s personal debts.

“If he did receive such notification what action did he take? And if he didn’t what action does he now intend to take?

“These are the questions that he now needs to answer.”

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