Financial problems destroying Business Minister's credibility
THE average businessperson has to plead with their local bank manager for loans. The complaint since the recession began is that most requests are referred to head office.
But it appears that junior minister John Perry, who owes almost €2.5m to Danske Bank, has been able to go straight to the top.
Court documents have recorded him saying he had met AIB chief executive David Duffy about his financial situation, and that he also knew Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher.