John Perry was under sustained attack. The minister of state for small business was trying to justify his government's decision to keep upward-only rent reviews, the abolition of which had been a key pre-election pledge by Fine Gael.
Perry explained to the Dáil late last month that the policy U-turn had been based on legal advice, with the Attorney General counselling that retrospectively undoing rent reviews was constitutionally unsound.
However, following a series...
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