Taoiseach defends relationship with chair of firm that HSE chief has joined
Varadkar backs Minister’s consent granted to O’Brien to take up board role at US firm
Tony O’Brien, director-general of the HSE, arriving for a meeting of the Joint Committee on Health, on issues surrounding the CervicalCheck Programme, at Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Mr Varadkar also supported the decision of Minister for Health Simon Harris to give permission to Mr O’Brien to become a non-executive director of the San Diego-based contraceptive manufacturer Evofem Biosciences while Mr O’Brien continues to run the national health service.