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If your mum funds her nursing home care with Fair Deal, the nursing home will take 80 per cent of her income to fund the cost along with 7.5 per cent of any assets she has in excess of €36,000

What I should do about the Fair Deal Scheme for my elderly mother? My 79-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with dementia and early onset of Alzhe(...)

The Department of Public Expenditure found that by 2031 more than a quarter of a million inhabitants in Ireland will be aged over 80 years. Photograph: Getty Images

Whether you are an older person needing support at home or the loved one trying to organise it, the help has to be the right fit. If you use a privat(...)

The HSE has said  it is “engaging with private hospitals to provide services at a number of different levels”

The HSE is seeking to take over up to 40 per cent of activity in private hospitals, potentially for two years, to deal with further surges in Covid-19(...)

The recovery fund will  be worth between €4 billion and €5 billion, and be aimed at businesses and sectors hit by the pandemic and those impacted by Brexit over the coming year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A multibillion-euro stimulus fund to bolster the economy from the fallout of both Covid-19 and Brexit is to be one of the key planks of the Government(...)

Macedonian schoolchildren have their hands disinfected on the first day of the new school year in Skopje. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP via Getty

It is impossible to plan for something the State is constantly assuring people will never happen. Schools and creches are going to remain open even at(...)

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years, according to the group representing the sector. Photograph: Getty

The health service could save up to €1 billion in its medicines budget over the next five years through increased use of generic and biosimilar produc(...)

A key objective of the Government’s winter plan would be to cut waiting lists by over a third and to improve patient’s experience in emergency departments, according to sources. Photograph: Alan Betson

About 1,500 hospital beds, more than four million additional home-support hours and hundreds of additional staff are expected to be put in place as pa(...)

The group’s directors are former RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den presenter Ramona Nicholas and her husband Canice Nicholas. Photograph: Gary Ashe

The High Court has confirmed the appointment of an examiner to the Cara group of pharmacies, which employs more than 150 people. The group’s director(...)

Stephen Donnelly: “The combination of winter and what Covid has done to our healthcare system means that this winter will probably be the most challenging time in healthcare in living memory.”  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The launch of the Government’s new €600 million winter plan for the health service has been delayed. The plan was to have been launched on Thursday. (...)

Photograph: Getty

The Health Service Executive has said that health workers in high-risk areas, including those dealing with cancer and transplant patients, pregnant wo(...)

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