Health Minister unveils €2 billion cancer plan

The new cancer strategy has been unveiled, in a bid to reduce cancer rates in the next ten years.

Bowel and breast screening will be extended, and the push to make Ireland tobacco-free by 2025 continues.

Ireland has an ageing population, and is predicted to almost double its cancer rates by 2040.

The strategy is predicted to cost up to €2 billion.

Health Minister Simon Harris says he expects to spend €140 million a year, not including the cost of drugs.