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# tony holohan

Last month
April 2023
# Covid-19
Tony Holohan says media and others tried to 'oversimplify' pandemic response
Holohan said there was no “silver bullet” that could have stopped the pandemic.
# Robert Watt
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”.
# tony holohan
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
# New Role
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.
# Coronavirus
Hospitals 'under considerable pressure' due to Covid, Holohan says in final pandemic report
Dr Tony Holohan stepped down as Chief Medical Officer this week.
# Belfield
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.
# last day
'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.
# Coronavirus
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# abandoned secondment
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.
# dept of health
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’.
# Civil Service
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
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.
# botched appointment
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”.
# CMO's department move
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.
# new tcd role
'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.
# chief medical officer
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.
# confusing caper
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.
# New Job
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.
# tony holohan
'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.
# Covid-19
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.
# Covid-19
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.
# easing restrictions
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.
# Greenlight
NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.
# crunch talks
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.
# hospital figures
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.
# widespread
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
# vaccine rollout
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.
# Explainer
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.
# time please
8pm closing rather than 5pm?: CMO says there's no 'substantial difference', it's about reducing social contacts
An 8pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, as well as cinemas and theatres will kick in at midnight Monday.
# latest figures
Coronavirus: 4,141 new cases confirmed in Ireland, while Omicron estimated as 27% of all cases
The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.
# latest figures
Coronavirus: 4,235 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 47 deaths notified in the past week
The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.
# Covid-19
Taoiseach says he's ‘not entirely comfortable’ with children wearing masks in school
The recommendation was made by public health officials last week.
# awaiting result
What's behind the delay in announcing a plan for subsidised antigen testing?
Taoiseach Micheál Martin would not pin down a date for when a decision on the scheme will be made.