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#tony holohan

# tony-holohan - This year 2022

Dr Tony Holohan appointed to Irish Hospice Foundation board of non-exec directors
# New Role
# New Role

Dr Tony Holohan appointed to Irish Hospice Foundation board of non-exec directors

Sep 15th 2022, 2:43 PM 17,710 Views 11 Comments

Dr Holohan left his position as Chief Medical Officer in July of this year after 14 years in the role.

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report

Jul 7th 2022, 5:41 PM 15,980 Views 4 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan stepped down as Chief Medical Officer this week.

Tony Holohan to take up professor role at UCD
# Belfield
# Belfield

Tony Holohan to take up professor role at UCD

Jul 7th 2022, 9:27 AM 40,524 Views 31 Comments

The former CMO had intended to take up a position at Trinity but ultimately stepped back after controversy over its terms.

'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.

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

CMO warns of 'increased pressure on hospital system' if Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Jun 17th 2022, 7:28 PM 36,460 Views 19 Comments

As of this morning, there were 508 patients in hospital with the virus.

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Two cases of new Covid-19 variant of concern confirmed in Ireland

May 22nd 2022, 5:37 PM 66,978 Views 23 Comments

Earlier this month, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control classified two sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 as variants of concern.

Robert Watt to tell TDs he 'regrets' that Tony Holohan won't be taking up Trinity job
# Abandoned Secondment
# Abandoned Secondment

Robert Watt to tell TDs he 'regrets' that Tony Holohan won't be taking up Trinity job

May 3rd 2022, 7:02 PM 17,621 Views 16 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Health will attend the Oireachtas Health Committee with Holohan tomorrow.

Donnelly and Watt criticised for rejecting committee appearance over Holohan secondment
# Dept Of Health
# Dept Of Health

Donnelly and Watt criticised for rejecting committee appearance over Holohan secondment

Apr 24th 2022, 6:19 PM 21,890 Views 34 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said today that Stephen Donnelly ‘has not refused to go before any committee’.

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.

Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity
# Maura Quinn
# Maura Quinn

Maura Quinn to head up review of Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment to Trinity

Apr 20th 2022, 11:19 AM 19,834 Views 17 Comments

Quinn is the the outgoing Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors.

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 orders external review into Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment at Trinity College
# Botched Appointment
# Botched Appointment

Donnelly orders external review into Tony Holohan's abandoned secondment at Trinity College

Apr 13th 2022, 10:11 PM 27,288 Views 29 Comments

The Health Minister said he ordered the review “to examine learnings and recommendations that could inform future such initiatives”.

Watt report says it is normal practice for minister not to receive details of every secondment
# CMO's Department Move
# CMO's Department Move

Watt report says it is normal practice for minister not to receive details of every secondment

Apr 12th 2022, 3:17 PM 14,671 Views 35 Comments

Dr Holohan says he will not be proceeding with the TCD role as a Professor of Public Health Strategy and Leadership.

'Lessons have to be learned' from Dr Holohan TCD role controversy, Taoiseach says
# New Tcd Role
# New Tcd Role

'Lessons have to be learned' from Dr Holohan TCD role controversy, Taoiseach says

Updated Apr 10th 2022, 7:00 PM 41,348 Views 89 Comments

Dr Holohan said yesterday he will not proceed with a new role in TCD after stepping down as Chief Medical Officer later this year.

Dr Tony Holohan will not take up controversial role at Trinity College and will retire as Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan will not take up controversial role at Trinity College and will retire as Chief Medical Officer

Apr 9th 2022, 3:14 PM 91,865 Views 166 Comments

Dr Holohan said he will leave the public service after stepping down as CMO later this year.

Explainer: What's going on with Tony Holohan's taxpayer-funded job in Trinity?
# Confusing Caper
# Confusing Caper

Explainer: What's going on with Tony Holohan's taxpayer-funded job in Trinity?

Apr 8th 2022, 3:22 PM 25,748 Views 35 Comments

Holohan’s move is an “open-ended secondment” from the Department of Health.

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.

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

'Unusual characteristics' to CMO's new Trinity role, public expenditure minister says

Updated Apr 6th 2022, 1:34 PM 29,817 Views 33 Comments

Dr Holohan will be stepping down as the country’s Chief Medical Officer to take up the role at TCD in July.

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government wants a much smaller group with 'fresh' thinking for NPHET's replacement

Mar 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,248 Views 36 Comments
  • Around 14 people will sit on the new group, due to be announced this week, Christina Finn writes.
  • Government reportedly believes some 'fresh' thinking is required on group.
  • It is understood that Health Minister wants to ensure scientists are well represented and that there is a better gender balance.
Tony Holohan to step down as CMO and take up new role at Trinity College
# NEVER SAY NPHET AGAIN
# NEVER SAY NPHET AGAIN

Tony Holohan to step down as CMO and take up new role at Trinity College

Mar 25th 2022, 7:10 PM 91,377 Views 130 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement this afternoon.

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test

Mar 25th 2022, 11:04 AM 27,179 Views 38 Comments

The CMO has not recommended re-introducing measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Covid inquiry: Taoiseach doesn't see key decision-makers being grilled in witness box

Covid inquiry: Taoiseach doesn't see key decision-makers being grilled in witness box

Mar 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,478 Views 18 Comments

Details of what form the inquiry will take will be ready in a couple of weeks, says Micheál Martin.

CMO says PCR testing 'no longer needed' for most under 55s and suggests concluding NPHET
# NPHET's LETTER
# NPHET's LETTER

CMO says PCR testing 'no longer needed' for most under 55s and suggests concluding NPHET

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 5:30 PM 98,305 Views 93 Comments
  • Dr Tony Holohan has said that asymptomatic close contacts will no longer need to restrict their movements.
  • CMO also says it is 'timely' to conclude the work of the National Public Health Emergency Team given this stage of the pandemic.
  • Taoiseach earlier confirmed that mask-wearing would become optional in most settings.
Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Varadkar says some restrictions may take longer than others to be lifted

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 12:30 PM 99,101 Views 130 Comments

NPHET last night gave the green light for almost all restrictions to be removed.

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.

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
# Crunch Talks
# Crunch Talks

Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 1:00 PM 62,458 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is to meet this afternoon to discuss possible easing of Covid restrictions.

Phased reopening on the cards from February - but only if ICU numbers remain stable

Phased reopening on the cards from February - but only if ICU numbers remain stable

Jan 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 100,609 Views 70 Comments

The number of patients in critical care will be the key metric government looks at over the next two weeks.

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients with Covid in hospital but admitted for other reasons close to 30% - CMO

Jan 12th 2022, 6:36 PM 21,861 Views 45 Comments

The HSE is to provide the health minister with details about the patient types included in the Covid hospitalisation numbers.

CMO: Up to 500,000 people in Ireland were likely infected with Covid-19 last week
# Widespread
# Widespread

CMO: Up to 500,000 people in Ireland were likely infected with Covid-19 last week

Jan 11th 2022, 4:41 PM 34,576 Views 58 Comments
  • The estimate is based on the incidence of the virus and 'constraints on testing'.
  • In a letter, Dr. Tony Holohan makes reference to the 'lower intrinsic virulence of Omicron' compared to other variants.
  • A report on hospital admissions will be prepared before NPHET's next meeting on 20 January.
Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today

Jan 8th 2022, 1:15 PM 28,788 Views 203 Comments

Health authorities are encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.

# tony-holohan - Last year 2021

Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences

Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences

Updated Dec 31st 2021, 7:40 PM 101,628 Views 228 Comments

The CMO has warned it is ‘simply not safe’ for people to meet in large numbers to celebrate the New Year.

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know
# Explainer
# Explainer

New Covid testing and isolation guidelines: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 31st 2021, 12:03 PM 90,646 Views 42 Comments

The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.

8pm closing rather than 5pm?: CMO says there's no 'substantial difference', it's about reducing social contacts
# Time Please
# Time Please

8pm closing rather than 5pm?: CMO says there's no 'substantial difference', it's about reducing social contacts

Dec 17th 2021, 8:58 PM 43,296 Views 97 Comments

An 8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, as well as cinemas and theatres will kick in at midnight Monday.

Coronavirus: 4,141 new cases confirmed in Ireland, while Omicron estimated as 27% of all cases
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,141 new cases confirmed in Ireland, while Omicron estimated as 27% of all cases

Dec 16th 2021, 6:22 PM 55,238 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week

Dec 15th 2021, 5:40 PM 60,029 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school

Updated Dec 1st 2021, 7:56 PM 26,048 Views 49 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?
# Awaiting Result
# Awaiting Result

What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?

Nov 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,074 Views 20 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin would not pin down a date for when a decision on the scheme will be made.

'Only consider using an antigen test if you have no Covid symptoms', Holohan urges
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

'Only consider using an antigen test if you have no Covid symptoms', Holohan urges

Updated Nov 21st 2021, 9:08 AM 83,211 Views 104 Comments

Cabinet is widely expected to sign off on plans to subsidise antigen tests on Tuesday.

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: Government 'will consider' NPHET's advice about people working from home

Updated Nov 12th 2021, 1:57 PM 58,357 Views 144 Comments

NPHET has asked the government to change its advice around a gradual return to workplaces.

Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Govt expects NPHET to formally advise work-from-home ‘where possible'

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 8:41 PM 56,321 Views 42 Comments

Political sources indicate health officials will be sending out a strong message to keep the rate of infection lower.

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