It is the first when a name of the minister has appeared in the Stubbs Gazette, which is the 176-year-old publication. Health Minister James Reilly's name has appeared in the paper, as it has been found that he has not paid a debt of more than _1.9 million.
He is a small shareholder in the Carrick-on-Suir's nursing home and has to pay the debt for the same. Reilly, who was present at the opening of _16 million 90-bed Cluain Lir Care Centre in Mullingar, has confirmed that he will be paying the debt and there is no reason for which he should not be paying the debt.
"As my attorney who has power over this area has pointed out to me, with a 9 per cent share he cannot dictate what happens", he further affirmed. In his entire conversation, Reilly said that in order to reach at any conclusion, it is vital that other partners should also come forth and solve the matter.
Reilly has canceled out any such conversations, which means that his debt has been creating problem for others. He has also said that the government has also promised the _28 million funding to prevent long term care.