Two best friends in the Republic of Ireland who have decided to get married to avoid paying inheritance tax say they are “saving the State money”.
Michael O’Sullivan, a father of three, is set to marry his friend Matt Murphy in January.
Both men are aged in their 80s and Michael acts as a carer for Matt.
Friends for almost 30 years they have made the decision so that Michael will inherit Matt’s home in Stoneybatter, Dublin when he dies.
“When we said we would do this, you see Matt can’t pay for me to care for him”, Michael told Claire Byrne Live on RTE One.
“We didn’t go for the Carer’s Allowance because Matt would have to be examined, the house would have to be looked at and Matt’s a hoarder.
“I don’t even have clothes there, my clothes are in a lock-up. This was a solution, I wouldn’t get paid by the …