The Taoiseach is to become involved in the talks about the future of the Dean Maxwell Nursing home in Roscrea at the request of Tipperary TD Michael Lowry.
The home has been allowed to operate until March 2023 when the HSE intends to close it as it needs extensive investment to meet HIQA regulations and the HSE intends to deliver a new 50 bed long stay unit in Nenagh.
Campaigners to retain long term beds in Roscrea are to present plans for an upgrade if government investment can be secured.
It is now expected that the Taoiseach will chair a meeting involving Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Older People Mary Butler, representatives of the local action group and Deputy Michael Lowry.
The meeting is to take place within the next week and the Chairman of Roscrea Community Development Council John Lupton has welcomed the political support in the face of HSE preference to turn the Dean Maxwell into a location for day clinics only.