Budget 2022 receives mixed response from charities – The Irish Catholic

Ireland’s Budget 2022 was hailed as “a step in the right direction” by some Irish charities, but others criticised it as being a “missed opportunity”.

The Irish Cancer Society described the €20 million dedicated to improving cancer services as “a step in the right direction”.

But they warned that more funding is needed to deliver “world-class” cancer services for Ireland.

“The crisis in cancer care caused by historical under-investment, the pandemic and the cyber-attack means that more will be needed to build the resilient, sustainable cancer system that is the vision of the National Cancer Strategy,” Irish Cancer Society Director of Advocacy Rachel Morrogh said.

Ms Morrogh called for assurances that the National Cancer Strategy “will be supported with significant additional allocations to deal with waiting lists for cancer services and the considerable impact Covid-19 has had”.

Meanwhile, the Peter McVerry Trust welcomed the additional funding awarded to housing and

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