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Nursing home scheme may not stand up to legal scrutiny

Senior government figures have raised fears that Mary Harney’s controversial nursing home financing scheme could fail due to legal problems.

26th April, 2008

Senior government figures have raised fears that Mary Harney’s controversial nursing home financing scheme could fail due to legal problems.

The bill, which was due to be published in January, is stalled in the Attorney General’s office as a result of legal complications relating to its property provisions.

The ‘Fair Deal’ scheme, which includes levying charges on the estates of older people after their death, was introduced to address the massive...

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