Minister Daly Gives IFA Commitment On the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Scheme

An IFA delegation, led by President, Joe Healy and Farm Family & Social Affairs Chairperson, Maura Canning met with Jim Daly, Minister for Older People as part of the IFA’s ongoing campaign to secure changes to the Fair Deal scheme to protect the future viability of the family farm.   Speaking after the meeting, IFA […]

ALONE – Need For Increase In Home Care Budget ’

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is calling on the government to increase funding for homecare following the report that 90,000 bed days have been lost in the hospital system so far this year because of delayed discharges.  This is according to HSE figures provided to Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher. […]

HIQA closes 11 Nursing Homes in two years; including one in Offaly

Ireland’s first analysis of over 1,500 Nursing Homes inspections by HIQA released by The Wolfe Group   With yet another Nursing Home closed recently in Galway, this brings to 11 the total number of Irish Nursing Homes closed by HIQA since 2010 – including Upton House Nursing Home in Clara. For the first time, an analysis of over 1,500 […]