Wednesday 20 November 2019

Couple's 'property empire'

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

JOHN Perry, who along with his wife Marie is being pursed by Danske Bank for alleged outstanding loans, has amassed a small property empire in and around his home village of Ballymote, Co Sligo.

Mr Perry and his wife own the family home on almost eight acres of land on the outskirts of Ballymote.

Bought in the mid-1990s, an EBS Building Society mortgage was registered on the property in 2009.

The pair purchased a neighbouring house in 2011, with papers showing an Irish Life and Permanent (IL&P) mortgage registered the same year. An apartment in Islandbridge, near the Phoenix Park in Dublin, was bought more than a decade ago and had a mortgage from IL&P registered on it in 2007.

An office in Old Market St, Sligo Town and an apartment in the Cornmill development in Ballymote were also bought in 2007 with IL&P mortgages.

The couple also own a supermarket, on Teeling St, Ballymote, and 50 acres of farm land.

Mr Perry has owned his constituency office further up Teeling Street since 1991.

He has a half-share in 12.8 acres of woodland at Tunnagh which he co-owns with his brother Michael.

The brothers also co-own 28 acres of land at Ballybrennan.

Irish Independent

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