The Cork Arc Cancer Support House has been officially opened by Taoiseach Micheál Martin following a €2 million refurbishment project.

The newly upgraded premises on Sarsfield Road in the city will allow the charity to expand its services and offer more child and adolescent services along with programmes for those surviving cancer.

Cork Arc's General Manager Catriona O'Mahony says demand for its free services continues to grow with over 2,000 people each year seeking their support.

The newly upgraded premises on Sarsfield Road will allow the charity to expand its services

"We are preparing for a further demand for our services with the expected wave of cancer diagnoses in the wake of Covid-19", she said.

The charity, which also has a facility in Bantry, relocated to its new location near Cork University Hospital in 2019 and the 8,000 sq ft building has undergone extensive renovation and restoration work.

The Taoiseach was among 150 guests including many Cork Arc volunteers who attended today's official opening and celebration to mark the charity's 20th year.