21 nursing homes might have to close - says Taoiseach

21 nursing homes might have to close - says Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has admitted there is not enough money to fix all 21 nursing homes that could be closed because they are not up to standard.

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) warned the public nursing homes could have to close by the summer.

None of the facilities have been earmarked for capital investment in the HSE service plan for this year.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin accused the Taoiseach of failing to give certainty on the issue - Enda Kenny says the Government is looking to see if they can get around the demands of HIQA:


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