Charity sector and public funds

Sir, – Jacky Jones (“Ireland’s big problems will not be solved by charity alone”, Health + Family, November 27th) poses valid questions about the role of charities in delivering health services, but she undervalues the charity sector’s contribution.

Charities do not pretend that their efforts alone will solve the “big problems” of society, but their specialist knowledge and commitment greatly compliments the efforts of the State.

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