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Chief State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Deputy State Pathologist, Dr Khalid Jaber, resigns

Senator Ivana Bacik has said that she does not think anyone has concerns about the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy’s credentials.

Updated 8pm

THE DEPUTY STATE Pathologist, Dr Khalid Jaber, has resigned.

His resignation from the role comes on the same day that it was reported he had written letters that were critical of his colleague, Chief State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy, according to the Irish Independent.

A statement from the Department of Justice said:

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jaber has tendered his resignation to the Minister for Justice and Equality. Dr Jaber’s resignation has been accepted with immediate effect and he has been notified accordingly.

Speaking to UTV Radio about Dr Jaber’s decision today, Senator Ivana Bacik, who sits on the  Oireachtas Justice Committee, said:

“I think that it is hugely important that we would have faith and confidence in our State pathology service. I think the State pathologist Dr Cassidy has done an excellent job and I think we should all continue to have support and trust in the pathology service and continue to have absolute trust and support in the State Pathologist.

When asked if she had any concerns about the credentials of Dr Marie Cassidy, she said: “I don’t think anyone has any real concern about credentials of the Chief State Pathologist, as she has done an excellent job; she is in that position for many years now”.

This article was originally posted at 3pm

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