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# tony-holohan - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

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 17,589 Views 16 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Sunday 24 April, 2022

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 21,862 Views 34 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Friday 22 April, 2022

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 27,999 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.

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

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 19,761 Views 17 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Thursday 14 April, 2022

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 24,589 Views 21 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

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 27,214 Views 28 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

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 14,653 Views 35 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Sunday 10 April, 2022

'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 41,292 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.

# tony-holohan - Saturday 9 April, 2022

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 91,630 Views 166 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Friday 8 April, 2022

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 25,704 Views 35 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Thursday 7 April, 2022

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 26,957 Views 60 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

'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 29,784 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.

# tony-holohan - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

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 28,167 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 - Friday 25 March, 2022

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 91,302 Views 129 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 27,132 Views 38 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Sunday 20 March, 2022

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 16,423 Views 18 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Friday 18 February, 2022

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 98,218 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.

# tony-holohan - Friday 21 January, 2022

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 98,967 Views 129 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Thursday 20 January, 2022

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 178,939 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 62,368 Views 89 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

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 100,505 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 21,799 Views 45 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

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 34,496 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.

# tony-holohan - Saturday 8 January, 2022

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 28,713 Views 203 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Friday 31 December, 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 101,546 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 90,512 Views 43 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Friday 17 December, 2021

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 43,270 Views 97 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Thursday 16 December, 2021

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 55,212 Views 72 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

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 60,003 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

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 26,020 Views 49 Comments

The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.

# tony-holohan - Thursday 25 November, 2021

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 14,051 Views 20 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Sunday 21 November, 2021

'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 83,165 Views 104 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Friday 12 November, 2021

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 58,308 Views 144 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Thursday 11 November, 2021

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 55,848 Views 42 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 10 November, 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 60,281 Views 81 Comments

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

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools

Nov 10th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,089 Views 9 Comments

“Time is of the essence and we simply can’t afford any additional delays,” said INTO General Secretary John Boyle

# tony-holohan - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds

Oct 27th 2021, 4:35 PM 18,197 Views 23 Comments

People who have not got their second dose cannot use the Covid Pass to access a number of services.

# tony-holohan - Thursday 21 October, 2021

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 27,461 Views 59 Comments

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

# tony-holohan - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools
# New Approach
# New Approach

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools

Sep 26th 2021, 5:45 PM 22,459 Views 31 Comments

Contact tracing is being halted in childcare and primary schools.

# tony-holohan - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

CMO: Reimposing Covid-19 restrictions 'cannot be ruled out' in the future
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

CMO: Reimposing Covid-19 restrictions 'cannot be ruled out' in the future

Sep 14th 2021, 6:21 PM 50,185 Views 127 Comments
  • Dr. Tony Holohan is set outline ​"an uncertain trajectory" for the virus to TDs tomorrow
  • Holohan will also make a plea to employers to facilitate self-isolation for symptomatic employees
  • NIAC's Professor Karina Butler will also raise global vaccine supplies as part of booster debate
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