The Irish Independent reports that Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien wants to fast-track changes to the Fair Deal scheme in order to assist with the Ukraine refugee crisis.

He is increasing pressure on Minister for Older People Mary Butler to speed up legislation which will allow nursing home residents to keep rental income from renting their family home.

The minister is asking that the legislative changes be introduced as quickly as possible to increase housing stock as it’s possible up to 200,000 refugees could arrive in Ireland due to the war in Ukraine.

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