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# cmo - This year 2022

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years
# Last Day
# Last Day

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years

Updated Jul 1st 2022, 5:01 PM 35,756 Views 68 Comments

Professor Breda Smyth has been appointed to serve as Ireland’s interim chief medical officer.

Professor Breda Smyth appointed as interim chief medical officer
# Cmo
# Cmo

Professor Breda Smyth appointed as interim chief medical officer

Jun 16th 2022, 7:22 AM 24,285 Views 8 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan will resign as Chief Medical Officer on 1 July after 14 years in the role.

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week
# Cmo
# Cmo

Sen Gen Robert Watt and Dr Tony Holohan to appear before Oireachtas health committee next week

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 7:11 PM 17,623 Views 12 Comments

Secretary General Martin Fraser was quizzed by politicians at the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Top civil servant says he had 'no involvement' in detailed arrangements of Dr Holohan's move

Apr 22nd 2022, 4:26 PM 28,054 Views 13 Comments

Holohan announced earlier this month that he would not be taking up a Trinity College role due to the controversy over his secondment.

Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms
# Science Advice
# Science Advice

Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms

Apr 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 24,715 Views 21 Comments

The independent TD says the mishandling of a potential move by the CMO to Trinity College is a wasted opportunity.

Donnelly receives report on Dr Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
# Cmo
# Cmo

Donnelly receives report on Dr Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity

Updated Apr 11th 2022, 9:55 PM 31,548 Views 30 Comments

The report was compiled by the Secretary General of the Department of Health, Robert Watt.

Dr Tony Holohan rules out return as Chief Medical Officer after his new role in Trinity College
# New Job
# New Job

Dr Tony Holohan rules out return as Chief Medical Officer after his new role in Trinity College

Updated Apr 7th 2022, 1:45 PM 27,018 Views 60 Comments

Controversy has surrounded the salary payment of for his new professorship in Trinity College.

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 179,066 Views 151 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

# cmo - Last year 2021

'Cut social contacts in half' and antigen testing in schools: Key points from NPHET's briefing
# Nphet Briefing
# Nphet Briefing

'Cut social contacts in half' and antigen testing in schools: Key points from NPHET's briefing

Updated Nov 10th 2021, 8:34 PM 60,335 Views 81 Comments

There is “very good data” that the booster shots are working well and quickly, Holohan said

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'

Oct 21st 2021, 11:26 AM 27,489 Views 59 Comments

The CMO said it is “a really concerning practice”.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 6,110 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 7:23 PM 185,914 Views 451 Comments

New figures were revealed by health officials this evening.

# cmo - All time

CMO says Ireland is on 'right track' to suppress Covid-19 but 'it's too early to ease our efforts'
# Dr Tony Holohan
# Dr Tony Holohan

CMO says Ireland is on 'right track' to suppress Covid-19 but 'it's too early to ease our efforts'

Nov 1st 2020, 9:51 AM 36,296 Views 114 Comments

A further 416 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland yesterday.

Dr Tony Holohan to return to his role as chief medical officer next week
# Cmo
# Cmo

Dr Tony Holohan to return to his role as chief medical officer next week

Oct 1st 2020, 12:10 PM 137,862 Views 120 Comments

Dr Holohan had stepped away from the role in July to spend time with his family and help care for his wife.

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

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

Sep 23rd 2020, 9:19 PM 51,295 Views 56 Comments

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

'Not the optimal approach': Taoiseach spoke to CMO about attendee number restrictions at sporting events
# GAA
# GAA

'Not the optimal approach': Taoiseach spoke to CMO about attendee number restrictions at sporting events

Jul 28th 2020, 6:34 PM 30,118 Views 30 Comments

A maximum gathering of 200 persons is permitted in the 26 counties.

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising
# Pubs
# Pubs

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Jul 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 77,718 Views 75 Comments

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:01 PM 75,904 Views 52 Comments

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

Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:44 PM 66,664 Views 64 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 88 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Phase One
# Phase One

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 88 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 18th 2020, 5:40 PM 101,649 Views 137 Comments

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

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

May 15th 2020, 4:27 PM 31,384 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

May 13th 2020, 9:04 PM 36,780 Views 58 Comments

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

'That's not the meeting I was at': Holohan denies tension with ministers over restrictions
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

May 5th 2020, 8:08 PM 38,512 Views 27 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 34 deaths and 221 new cases in Ireland confirmed

May 1st 2020, 5:39 PM 63,017 Views 80 Comments

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

Increase expected in numbers being tested for coronavirus after slight change in criteria
# Covid19
# Covid19

Increase expected in numbers being tested for coronavirus after slight change in criteria

Apr 28th 2020, 10:00 PM 23,417 Views 22 Comments

Officials said they hope to broaden the criteria further after next weekend.

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 377 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 377 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 25th 2020, 5:12 PM 110,048 Views 149 Comments

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

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

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

Apr 24th 2020, 12:00 PM 20,178 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 21st 2020, 8:14 PM 14,974 Views 27 Comments

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

Nursing home owner describes 'heartbreak' of telling families they cannot visit residents who are dying
# Meath
# Meath

Nursing home owner describes 'heartbreak' of telling families they cannot visit residents who are dying

Apr 21st 2020, 3:23 PM 23,412 Views 22 Comments

She said there have been a total of 13 confirmed positive cases in her facility and seven residents with Covid-19 have died.