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# chief-medical-officer - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Health Minister thanks Ronan Glynn for 'tireless effort' as acting CMO

Dr Tony Holohan is returning as chief medical officer tomorrow.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants

Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.

# chief-medical-officer - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Dr Ronan Glynn appeals to Dubliners to limit contacts during Covid-19 'window of opportunity'

“Prioritise the people that you need to see, but keep groups small and see them regularly, rather than meeting lots of different people from lots of different households,” the CMO said.

# chief-medical-officer - Monday 24 August, 2020

Dr Ronan Glynn: If Covid-19 cases keep increasing, it's only a matter of time before it spreads to vulnerable groups

The Acting Chief Medical Officer noted that they were monitoring the increase of cases in Dublin.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 21 August, 2020

'The virus couldn't care less about anger': Ronan Glynn asks people to look past 'justifiable anger' over golf event

The acting CMO said the event should not have taken place.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message' Public Health This post contains videos

Dr. Ronan Glynn releases video to 'clarify' confusion into 'simple message'

In his message, Glynn acknowledged that yesterday’s measures may seem “unfair” for a “nation which loves sport”.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 3 July, 2020

Profile: Who is new Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn?

Glynn is taking over the role after Dr Tony Holohan announced he is stepping aside for family reasons.

'Every home has come to know him': Tributes paid to Dr Tony Holohan as he steps aside to spend time with family

Micheál Martin and Simon Harris are among those to thank Dr Holohan.

# chief-medical-officer - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Dr Tony Holohan to step away from work as Chief Medical Officer for family reasons

Dr Ronan Glynn has been appointed Acting Chief Medical Officer.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

# chief-medical-officer - Monday 22 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland.

# chief-medical-officer - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Daily Department of Health briefings to drop to two days a week as Ireland enters Phase Two

The Department of Health has held daily press briefings since the start of the crisis.

# chief-medical-officer - Thursday 4 June, 2020

House parties being 'organised with abandon', warns Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan was speaking ahead of a planned easing of Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Three-month immunity advice for healthcare staff not to be extended to general population

Healthcare staff have been told they can act as if they are immune from Covid-19 for three months after recovering.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 73 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Chief Medical Officer briefed Cabinet ministers earlier today.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 22 May, 2020

Chief Medical Officer says large gatherings of people 'are exactly things we don't want to see'

Tony Holohan suggested that the weather this weekend might help people follow the public health rules.

# chief-medical-officer - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

Dr Tony Holohan: 'We have effectively extinguished the virus from the community'

Community transmission is ‘very, very low’ says the chief medical officer.

# chief-medical-officer - Monday 18 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 88 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on Ireland’s first day in Phase One.

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 15 May, 2020

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores

The use of face coverings will not be made a legal requirement.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

NPHET to provide advice tomorrow to give government 'time to consider' easing restrictions

The team usually meets on a Friday but the CMO said the government will have a number of considerations to discuss.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 8 May, 2020

Tony Holohan: We know that visitors did not bring the virus into nursing homes

The chief medical officer said that it was always a risk that healthcare staff could spread the virus.

# chief-medical-officer - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions

Holohan said the questions he was asked by ministers last week were ‘reasonable and sensible’.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 1 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

The Department of Health has provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

'I don't anticipate advice will change': Holohan says it's unlikely ease of restrictions will be announced this Friday

The chief medical officer told reporters this evening that NPHET’s advice to the government is unlikely to change.

# chief-medical-officer - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Who's calling the shots? - The role of Ireland's public health emergency team and its key players

The team was convened at the end of January this year to coordinate the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

# chief-medical-officer - Friday 24 April, 2020

Health officials to consider expanding testing criteria for Covid-19 again

The focus now is on residential facilities such as nursing homes.

# chief-medical-officer - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 936 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are giving an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 49 deaths and 631 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the spread of the virus in Ireland.

# chief-medical-officer - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

CMO says it's 'perfectly appropriate' for GPs to conduct nursing home consultations over phone

Private nursing homes have reported they are struggling to get on-site visits from GPs.

Over half of people with Covid-19 in Ireland have recovered in the community

Tonight, the Chief Medical Officer shared new figures on those who have recovered in Ireland.

Coronavirus: 44 deaths and 388 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are providing an update this evening after the latest NPHET meeting.

# chief-medical-officer - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 43 deaths and 629 new cases confirmed, plus 95 positive cases from March backlog

The latest figures were provided at a briefing at the Department of Health this evening

# chief-medical-officer - Thursday 2 April, 2020

# chief-medical-officer - Monday 30 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 8 more deaths and 295 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Chief Medical Officer: People returning from areas affected by coronavirus should 'self-isolate' if displaying symptoms

Dr Tony Holohan said that the HSE would be issuing guidelines about self-isolation.

# chief-medical-officer - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Changes to vaginal surgeries as Minister praises women for 'making public their private suffering'

Irish women who have had these surgeries have reported complications like chronic pain, reduced mobility and recurrent infections.

# chief-medical-officer - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

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