Vacant Properties

Eoghan Murphy ( Minister for Housing) on and interview with RTE Morning Ireland said that he is looking at ways of bringing vacant properties belonging to people in Nursing homes into the rental market to go some way to relieving pressure on the growing homeless problem. Obviously this will have financial implications for those in the Fair Deal Scheme.

He is in discussions with Simon Harris ( Minister for Health) and Jim Daly ( Minister for older people) and the Department of Finance to come up with a viable scheme. No timeline has been given but work is ongoing.