On Air Now Tommy Greene 6:00AM - 8:00AM Email
Now Playing Nothing Rhymed Gilbert O'sullivan

Government Announce Overhaul Of Fair Deal Scheme

The current system requires farm families and small firm owners to pay 7.5 per cent of the value of their land annually to help to fund a place in a nursing home. 

The changes to the system will see this payment capped at 3 years. 

However, to qualify for the scheme, a family successor will have to continue to operate the farm or business for 6 years. 
 

More from Wicklow News

Later...

  • Don Swift

    8:00am - 10:00am

  • Jim O'Neill

    10:00am - 2:00pm

    One of Ireland’s most recognisable voices over many decades, Jim O’Neill has done everything from the Pirate stations to RTE2 and Today FM. He know looks after Saturdays from 10 till 2, and Sunday’s from 2 to 6 on East Coast FM, as well as regular f

  • Gavin Dowd

    2:00pm - 6:00pm

Co Wicklow Weather

  • Bray

    Light rain

    High: 18°C | Low: 13°C

  • Wicklow

    Light rain

    High: 17°C | Low: 13°C

  • Arklow

    Light rain

    High: 17°C | Low: 13°C

  • Blessington

    Light rain

    High: 18°C | Low: 12°C

  • Baltinglass

    Light rain

    High: 19°C | Low: 12°C

Listen Live