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Wednesday 20 August 2014

FG Minister Perry says today was 'obviously' not good for Government

Published 24/05/2014 | 23:51

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John Perry
John Perry

Junior Minister John Perry conceded that today was “obviously not a good day for government”.

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Speaking as a number of long-time Fine Gael councillors in Sligo seemed set to lose their seats,  the local TD said: “We must learn from this.  He said that as well as ensuring that the economy recovers the government had to be aware of the many hard pressed families struggling to educate children and maintain their households.

The Minister for Small Business said that while “Ireland Inc was doing well”  many families were facing challenging situations.

Deputy Perry  said he was disappointed for the outgoing  Fine Gael councillors , now facing defeat, who he described as  “the foot soldiers who have paid a big price”. The government had been in office for 150 weeks and while the economy was recovering , the impact had meant pain for a lot of people, he conceded.

The result of the first count in Sligo which was expected at 8pm , still not in as midnight approaches

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