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The conundrum of caring for an ageing population

18th January, 2015

The exchequer will spend almost €1 billion on nursing home care for the elderly this year.

Yet, it is not enough to meet the demand. The Fair Deal nursing home scheme – the scheme used by 22,000 people in nursing homes throughout the country – ran into financial difficulty soon after this government was elected. It ground to a halt.

The coalition promised to act. It announced a review of the on-going sustainability of the scheme....

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