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New Nursing Home In Midlands Village Is "No Brainer" Says Councillor

The site has been rezoned from strategic reserve to community, education and institutional.

A new nursing home could be in the pipeline for one Laois village.

An area of land on The Rock road in Borris-in-Ossory has been re-zoned from strategic reserve to community, education and institutional.

Councillor James Kelly says the change was a "no brainer" as the country's population continues to age, leading to a demand for care beds.

He says the nearest facility from the village is over 30 kilometres and such a development would lead to a jobs boost too:

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