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Written by Joe Pryce   
Thursday, 01 June 2017 16:07

The government has been defeated in a vote on reform of the Fair Deal scheme.

The vote was on a motion put forward by the Rural Independent Group which includes Tipperary’s Mattie McGrath.  The purpose of the motion is to give farming families and the self-employed equal footing when it comes to how the government charges for nursing home care through the Fair Deal scheme.

The motion was carried even though it was opposed by Fine Gael and Fianna Fail abstained.

Commenting afterwards, farming group the ICSA noted that the system as it is could lead to the sale of a family’s farm to pay for their nursing home fees.

The organisation has welcomed the success of today’s motion, adding that the Fair Deal scheme ‘needs to be fair for everyone’.

 
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Monday, 29 May 2017 16:10

 

Tipperary County Council will have a total of €3,032,731 to spend on housing adaptations for older people and for people with disabilities this year.

The Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced that his department is to allocate €59.8 million towards the scheme.

Tipperary County Council will receive over €2.4 million in exchequer funding, while it will provide €606,000 of its own resources towards the initiative.

According to the Minster, grants of up to €30,000 are available for an adaptation, up to €8000 for housing aid for older people and up to €6000 for mobility aids.

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 May 2017 16:10 )
 
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Monday, 29 May 2017 16:10

 

Tipperary County Council will have a total of €3,032,731 to spend on housing adaptations for older people and for people with disabilities this year.

The Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced that his department is to allocate €59.8 million towards the scheme.

Tipperary County Council will receive over €2.4 million in exchequer funding, while it will provide €606,000 of its own resources towards the initiative.

According to the Minster, grants of up to €30,000 are available for an adaptation, up to €8000 for housing aid for older people and up to €6000 for mobility aids.

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 May 2017 16:11 )
 
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