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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# chief medical officer

This year
# flu season
Ireland has passed the peak of this year’s 'severe' flu season, according to the CMO
Flu cases have decreased by 48% in the past week.
Last year
# pandemic preparedness
Plans on how to respond to possible future pandemic are being worked on, CMO says
Professor Breda Smyth became CMO in October after Dr Tony Holohan stepped aside.
# Strep A
HSE contacts schools with advice for parents as child dies from invasive Strep A
A total of 55 cases of invasive Strep A have been confirmed in Ireland so far this year.
# new cmo
Professor Breda Smyth appointed new chief medical officer at the Department of Health
Professor Smyth has been the interim chief medical officer since July, after Dr Tony Holohan stood down from the role.
# Weather
Interim CMO warns public to be 'sun smart' ahead of Status Yellow heat warning
The warning will be valid from midday tomorrow and will run until Sunday at 6am.
# cmo
Professor Breda Smyth appointed as interim chief medical officer
Dr Tony Holohan will resign as Chief Medical Officer on 1 July after 14 years in the role.
# Dust down the cv
Applications are now open for the Chief Medical Officer job
The job comes with an €187,578 annual salary and the deadline for applications is 30 June.
# cmo
Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week
Secretary General Martin Fraser was quizzed by politicians at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.
# Maura Quinn
Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
Quinn is the the outgoing Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors.
# chief medical officer
Dr Tony Holohan will not take up controversial role at Trinity College and will retire as Chief Medical Officer
Dr Holohan said he will leave the public service after stepping down as CMO later this year.
# tony holohan
'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says
Dr Holohan will be stepping down as the country’s Chief Medical Officer to take up the role at TCD in July.
Tony Holohan to step down as CMO and take up new role at Trinity College
The Minister for Health made the announcement this afternoon.
# Greenlight
NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.
All time
# chief medical officer
'Only consider using an antigen test if you have no Covid symptoms', Holohan urges
Cabinet is widely expected to sign off on plans to subsidise antigen tests on Tuesday.
# chief medical officer
Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising
The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.
# chief medical officer
'Dark cloud on the horizon': Holohan flags concerns over Indian variant
Both case numbers and hospitalisations have remained steady as vaccination continues to roll out.
# what comes next
Holohan to the vaccinated: 'You can now get back out there and restart many things you used to do'
Dr Tony Holohan has written an open letter to those who are fully vaccinated, advising them to trust in the protection a Covid vaccine gives them.
# chief medical officer
Dr Holohan says 'no reason' to change his view on possibility of up to 1,000 Covid-19 deaths this month
Meanwhile, the latest letter from the Chief Medical Officer said that ‘optimistic’ projections show between 800 and 1,600 cases per day at the end of January.
# covid19
'Don't meet up': Holohan urges people to cut down contacts and avoid crowds
The Chief Medical Officer urged people to stay at home, not to meet up and to stay away from pubs and restaurants and to avoid crowds.
# warning
Tony Holohan: 'Re-examine your plans and limit your social contacts as much as possible before Christmas'
The CMO has written to the government recommending new restrictions after Christmas.
# Coronavirus
Explainer: The logistical challenges for the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine
The news yesterday was really positive, but there are practical considerations to bear in mind.
# Tribute
Health Minister thanks Ronan Glynn for 'tireless effort' as acting CMO
Dr Tony Holohan is returning as chief medical officer tomorrow.
# community transmission
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
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
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.
# oireachtas golf society
'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.
# Public Health
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”.
# New Figures
Coronavirus: No deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.
# nphet
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.
# thank you tony
'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
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.
# covid19
Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland
Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.
# covid19
Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland
Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland.
# tony holohan
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.
# Health Warning
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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Coronavirus
Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 73 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The Chief Medical Officer briefed Cabinet ministers earlier today.
# warning
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.
# Privacy
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.
# community transmission
Dr Tony Holohan: 'We have effectively extinguished the virus from the community'
Community transmission is ‘very, very low’ says the chief medical officer.