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Health Minister named in nursing home tenancy case

HEALTH Minister Dr James Reilly's private business affairs have come under the spotlight again as he has been named in a civil case involving a private nursing home.

Dr Reilly, along with Fine Gael councillor Anne Devvitt and others, consented to judgment orders of €1.9m against them at the Commercial Court as part of a settlement over an alleged contract to buy the Greenhills nursing home in Co Tipperary in February.

However, his business dealings surrounding the nursing home in Carrick-on-Suir were the subject of a special sitting of Kilkenny Circuit Civil Court yesterday. Dr Reilly was one of several names listed in the civil proceedings involving fellow investors and the nursing home operators, Dr Dilip Jondhale and Vasudha Jondhale.

Judge Thomas Teehan heard evidence from a number of witnesses in the case taken under the Landlord and Tenant Act.

The court heard arguments from counsel for Dr Reilly and other investors and from the Jondhale counsel, as they tried to agree on terms of the tenancy agreement to continue to operate the home.

The case continues on.

Irish Independent