Sligo Matters - Dr. John Perry website
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It has been an honour to serve as a Teachta Dála for the people of Sligo/North Leitrim since 1997. Ireland has experienced unprecedented changes over the last 20-25 years with the rise and fall of the property based economic boom. Now we are living through some of the most economically challenging times since the foundation of the State, and it is our job now in Government to try to regain our financial sovereignty, so that, as the Taoiseach has put it,  Ireland by 2016 can become the best Small Country in the world in which to live and do business; something that I both as Minister for Small Business, and as a TD for the people of Sligo/North-Leitrim am determined to see happen. Some of the decisions we make as a Government in striving to achieve this will inevitably be unpalatable, but unless we make the tough decisions now, our future generations will have no prospect of growing up in a country that can stand on its own two feet, or can provide them with an education, and ultimately provide them with a place, where they in turn can live, work and raise their own families in. As a Government, this remains our objective and our motivation in every decision that is made.  Through this website you can keep up to date with my latest press releases, videos, Dáil speeches and photos. Also, you can feel free to contact me directly if there is any issue you want to bring to my attention, or if I can assist you in any way.


Sligo Matter recent news

Clare LEO will deliver an improved system of local enterprise supports to start-ups and small businesses across the county – Minister Perry

Address by Minister for Small Business, John Perry T.D. at the official opening of the Clare Local Enterprise Office (LEO), Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis

Posted on: Monday 14 July 2014 12:00 | Read more >>

After-school and childcare support to be improved and extended – Minister Perry

Changes to eligibility and parental contributions will increase childcare supports for low-income families making their way into employment

Posted on: Wednesday 9 July 2014 01:43 | Read more >>

Sligo receives €72,000 in funding to transform vacant units into high-quality family homes - Minister Perry

·         Sligo included in second round of funding to support vacant unit programme

Posted on: Tuesday 8 July 2014 04:00 | Read more >>