Attorney General finds government’s legal strategy on nursing home fees was ‘sound’

The government had been accused of minimising public payouts to nursing home residents who were wrongly charged for care

The report found it “surprising” that the state was being criticised for settling cases. Picture: Getty

The Attorney General has found that the government’s legal strategy towards nursing home fees was “sound and accurate”.

The Attorney General launched an investigation into allegations that the government pursued a secret strategy to minimise public payouts to nursing home residents who were charged “illegally”.

It comes following a report in the Mail on Sunday which cited documents it claimed revealed a “secret plan” to hide the true scale of the State’s liability for “illegal” nursing home charges, as it was concerned at potentially being on the hook for up to €12 billion in compensation.