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# tony holohan

This year
Holohan says there is a 'very poor understanding' of what happened in CervicalCheck scandal
The former Chief Medical Officer said the “adversarial model of medical negligence” in Ireland played a major role in the controversy.
Tony Holohan criticises 'completely false' reporting about his role in CervicalCheck scandal
Holohan has released a memoir called We Need To Talk about his time as CMO.
'I was very angry at the time': Leo Varadkar responds to claims in Tony Holohan's book
Dr Holohan references remarks made by the Taoiseach which he says upset his wife at the time.
Tony Holohan critical of Government's 'meaningful Christmas' Covid lockdown lift in new memoir
Holohan defends the general policy of imposing lockdowns during the pandemic, saying that ICU capacity was not a decisive factor.
Donnelly: 'Regardless of what he says about me in his book, Tony Holohan is an extraordinary public servant'
The health minister said he wished Holohan well.
Tony Holohan says media and others tried to 'oversimplify' pandemic response
Holohan said there was no “silver bullet” that could have stopped the pandemic.
Donnelly found out 'yesterday' that Robert Watt tried to email him about Holohan secondment
He said that he handed his phone and laptop over for a week due to a “security issue”.
Report finds Tony Holohan should not have been involved in process around TCD move
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said there are clear lessons to be learnt for his own department.
Last year
Dr Tony Holohan appointed to Irish Hospice Foundation board of non-exec directors
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
Dr Tony Holohan stepped down as Chief Medical Officer this week.
Tony Holohan to take up professor role at UCD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Around 14 people will sit on the new group which is due to be announced this week.
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
The Minister for Health made the announcement this afternoon.
Leo Varadkar self isolating after positive Covid-19 antigen test
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
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
Dr Tony Holohan recommended change to the priority for PCR testing.
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
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
NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.
Taoiseach expects to give 'clear, comprehensive' statement on easing of restrictions tomorrow
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
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
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
The scale of infection estimated has been accelerated by the spread of the Omicron variant.
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.
NPHET recommends clearer advice that medical and respirator masks 'offer greater protection'
Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
Children aged 5-11 can get the Covid-19 vaccine from today
Health authorities are encouraging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated.
All time
Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences
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
The changes are aimed at freeing up Covid-19 testing capacity and easing disruption to businesses.