An local TD has called on the Government to stop 'treble taxing' some nursing home residents who rent their homes out.
Deputy Denis Naughten says the system where that person could pay tax up to three times on their income is 'discrimination.'
The Independent reports that Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien wants to exempt family home rental income from the Fair Deal scheme.
However Minister for Older People Mary Butler's reportedly worried this will result in elder abuse.
Roscommon-Galway TD Denis Naughten says fixing this problem would bring 8,400 more homes to the rental market: