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# cmo - Thursday 1 October, 2020

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

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

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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

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

# cmo - Saturday 4 July, 2020

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

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

# cmo - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - 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’.

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

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

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

# cmo - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Coronavirus: 52 deaths and 377 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# cmo - 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.

# cmo - 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.

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

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