Land League: Angry row with minister/developer caught on video
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sat May 17 12:00:12 BST 2014
Fighting Irish - Land League April 2014 Conference
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYtHdFl2Q14
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlIx8PmM2P8
Minister John Perry accused of getting soft
loans in angry row with property developer caught on video
DANIEL MCCONNELL GROUP POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT UPDATED 30 APRIL 2014 11:28 AM
A FINE GAEL Minister has been angrily confronted
on video by a property developer and accused of
taking "soft loans" from banks while farmers in
his constituency are being "thrown off farms"
Perry was giving an address to an business
network meeting in Dublin this week when he was
confronted by developer Jerry Beades, a member
of the lobby group, the New Land League.
Mr Beades, who is a former member of the
Fail national executive and an associate of TD
McGrath, interrupted the meeting demanding to
know why Mr Perry as a minister was being given
special treatment by the banks while others were
being evicted from their homes and farms.
Mr Perry said that he did not get any special treatment from banks.
Last year, Sligo-based Mr Perry and his wife
consented to a 2.5 million judgment against them
by Danske Bank for unpaid loans. It emerged that
the minister later received a loan from
state-owned AIB, despite his considerable credit issues.
Mr Beades said at the meeting: "You got 2.5
million, how did you get 2.5 million out of AIB?
Danske Bank have judgments against while people
of Roscommon are being put out of farms. You got
a soft touch, you haven't answered in the Dail,
you haven't answered your parliamentary colleagues.
"Can you please answer the question of how you
got loans? You haven't disclosed it, you are a
public representative. You should be disclosing
it. The people of Roscommon and Leitrim want to know how you got soft loans."
"I didn't get soft loans," the minister is heard responding.
"Yes you got soft loans," Beades is seen replying
as organisers of the meeting attempted to intervene.
When the MC of the event is heard saying that the
minister might deal with the question at the end
of the meeting during a questions and answers
session. But Mr Beades demanded answers immediately.
"The minister has refused to answer these
questions for the past number of months, I'm
sorry for interrupting the meeting. The people
asked us to come here to ask the questions the
minister wont answer in the parliament," Mr Beades said.
The confrontation took place at a public meeting
on Tuesday evening in the EU offices In Molesworth Street.
Mr Beades and his fellow protesters agreed to
leave only when
The video of the confrontation was posted on
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