Ireland's chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan will return to work next week and is expected to resume his duties from Monday
Dr Holohan had stepped away from the role in July to spend time with his family and help care for his wife.
Dr Holohan had stepped away from his role at the beginning of July to spend time with his family and help provide care for his wife, who was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer in 2012.It is understood she is still receiving care.As the country was hit with its first wave of Covid-19, the chief medical officer became a well-known figure helping to lead Ireland’s response as he fronted the daily briefings held at the Department of Health.
Along with the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), Dr Holohan made a number of recommendations to government over the first few months of the pandemic including the strict lockdown measures that were introduced in late March.The reins were handed to acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn in early July but Dr Holohan is expected to resume his post from Monday.
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It’s also quite ironic that it’s the don’t hurt my feelings everything is offensive generation that are absolutely taking the piss regarding the public health advice, spoilt little 💩 generation, and for all the clowns in Dublin travelling outta Dublin to go on the piss,u 🤡 🤡 Hopefully he can fix the majority of the 18 to 28 year old bracket that don’t give one clear 💩, and hopefully he can have a word with the parents of the teenagers I drove past in Celbridge 4 weeks ago, an absolute minimum of 20 or so heading drinkin in a field or houses . Scum.
You have been missed and while we totally understand why you have been absent we welcome you back and wish you and your family love and best wishes Maureen Can’t stand Ronan Great to see a truly committed professional back at work. Ignore the racists and science deniers. Fantastic news on a personal note for Tony Holohan as I hope this means his wifes condition has improved but if people are naive enough to think that his return will solve all our Covid19 problems just Remember that Holohan was CMO when the original plan was accelerated in June.
And do a runner again,when the truth about this scamdemic starts coming out😉 Thank God💗 Just in time. I Wish him well it in these very difficult times for him and his family. Really missed.. People have great respect for .Dr.Tony holohan and take his advice on board.. amomcnally Hope all is well in the Holohan home. A difficult job and caring for an ill partner.
Muinchille The man's timing is extraordinary cervicalcheck Dr.Death is back..😡 Absolute SHAME on the Irish people 4 forcing this man back 2 work after his family's tragedy. Shame on Irish ppl for losing their minds in the last 2wks in particular. *Focus* yourselves ffs. Stop finger pointing at each other&scientists. Politicians OBSTRUCTED Ronan Glynn&NPHET
Love this man. Something very calm, solid and reassuring about him. Delighted he's back. Laurahallissey Thank God 🙏 Loads on about his return swearing he had cure. He is able to speak to the population and give us the truth without scaring the shite out of us,he has a very calming way about him IMHO. Dr Cover-up is back.
👏👏 To bucket water out of the sinking ship Jaysus you'd swear he came back with the cure the way people are going on !! Let’s hope he learned his lessons from loading up nursing homes with covid patients This is going to split the nation between Holohanites and Glynns Irregulars
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Micheal Martin and Dr Ronan Glynn give lockdown updates as cases cause alarmCovid-19 lockdown: Micheal Martin and Dr Ronan Glynn give latest updates as cases cause alarm Wuhan Nov 2019 COVID-19 origin. SARS 2003 response China is zoned&programmed how to react. Authoritarian v Democracy but outcome is same. We need to eliminate virus “One moment of patience may ward off grt disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.”Chinese Proverb
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