Fair Deal Scheme

Fair Deal Scheme changes set to come into force this week

Fair Deal Scheme changes set to come into force this week

Changes to the Nursing Home Support Scheme – known more widely as the Fair Deal Scheme – that were agreed...

October 19, 2021

Fair Deal: Families urged to ‘act now’ in naming successor

Fair Deal: Families urged to ‘act now’ in naming successor

Farming families are being urged to ensure they designate a farm successor within the next six weeks to avail of...

September 7, 2021

Fair Deal Scheme changes approved in Oireachtas

Fair Deal Scheme changes approved in Oireachtas

Legislation to reform the Fair Deal Scheme has passed all stages of the Oireachtas after being approved by senators yesterday...

July 17, 2021

Government urged to get ‘Fair Deal’ bill over the line this week

Government urged to get ‘Fair Deal’ bill over the line this week

The government is being urged to finalise changes to the Fair Deal Scheme this week, before the Dáil goes on...

July 13, 2021

Long-awaited Fair Deal reform to come into effect in October

Long-awaited Fair Deal reform to come into effect in October

The long-awaited Nursing Home Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2020 – also known as the Fair Deal Scheme – will be...

July 2, 2021

Fair Deal: Fears over possible court challenge to scheme

Fair Deal: Fears over possible court challenge to scheme

A TD has risen fears over a possible court challenge to the Fair Deal Scheme, due to the government’s “failure...

July 1, 2021

Cabinet approves Fair Deal Scheme legislation

Cabinet approves Fair Deal Scheme legislation

The cabinet has approved legislation to go before the Dáil in the coming weeks on the Fair Deal Scheme. The...

May 11, 2021

Fair Deal scheme commitment welcomed but ‘will be watched closely’

Fair Deal scheme commitment welcomed but ‘will be watched closely’

A commitment made by Minister of State with responsibility for Older People Mary Butler to bring the legislative changes to...

April 20, 2021

Fair Deal bill expected to be brought to cabinet ‘in the next 2 weeks’

Fair Deal bill expected to be brought to cabinet ‘in the next 2 weeks’

Minister of State Mary Butler has confirmed that the new Nursing Home Support Scheme, also known as the Fair Deal,...

April 19, 2021

Tánaiste gives commitment on nursing homes legislation to protect farms

Tánaiste gives commitment on nursing homes legislation to protect farms

Independent TD Seán Canney has said he has received assurances from the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that the legislation to protect...

January 27, 2021

Fair Deal Scheme legislation ‘weeks away’ – Varadkar

Fair Deal Scheme legislation ‘weeks away’ – Varadkar

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that legislation in relation to the...

November 30, 2020

Changes must be introduced to Fair Deal Scheme ‘as a priority’

Changes must be introduced to Fair Deal Scheme ‘as a priority’

The government has been called on by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to prioritise the legislative changes needed for the...

November 27, 2020

Government called on to take action on Fair Deal reform

Government called on to take action on Fair Deal reform

The government has been urged to legislate on reforms needed for the Fair Deal Scheme to ensure it works for...

September 25, 2020

Delay in new Fair Deal Scheme ‘placing intolerable stress on families’

Delay in new Fair Deal Scheme ‘placing intolerable stress on families’

Delays to the reform of the Nursing Home Support Scheme, also known as the Fair Deal Scheme, have been labelled...

September 10, 2020

Calls for ‘draconian rule’ of Fair Deal Scheme to be changed

Calls for ‘draconian rule’ of Fair Deal Scheme to be changed

TD Seán Canney has called on the government to bring forward legislation to introduce a three-year cap on productive farming...

August 17, 2020

Retirement: ‘If they throw me out on the side of the road, that’s where I’m going to be’

Retirement: ‘If they throw me out on the side of the road, that’s where I’m going to be’

“If they throw me out on the road, that’s where I’m going to be.” Those were the words of a 61-year-old...

August 12, 2020

‘No excuse’ for Fair Deal legislation delay – IFA

‘No excuse’ for Fair Deal legislation delay – IFA

There have been calls for “greater transparency” in the cost of nursing home fees – with simultaneous calls for this...

August 12, 2020

Fair deal legislation set to come before Dáil in the autumn

Fair deal legislation set to come before Dáil in the autumn

Legislation relating to the Fair Deal Scheme is set to come before the Dáil during its autumn session, according to...

July 28, 2020