Ronan Glynn

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The Department of Health an official says, is ‘a Department that doesn’t have any time to be strategic’. File photograph: Bryan James Brophy/The Irish Times

The current exodus from the Department of Health and the HSE has its roots in Covid, but insiders say it is also driven by an array of institutional f(...)

Ronan Glynn would have been a strong favourite to become the next State chief medical officer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Covid-19 might not have gone away, but the post-pandemic flow of people from the health service is turning into a flood. The latest departure, that o(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn will  resign  effective May 31st 2022. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn, one of the health officials who steered Ireland through the Covid-19 pandemic, has resigned to work in th(...)

’Excluding nursing and midwifery from a panel ... shows a distant and unrealistic approach,’ says INMO deputy general secretary Edward Mathews. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It was a “mistake” for the Government not to include a nursing and midwifery representative on the newly formed Covid Advisory Group (CAG), the Irish (...)

Outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is to chair the newly formed Covid Advisory Group (CAG) announced on Friday evening. The 20-person(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is expected to update her Cabinet colleagues on EU plans for dealing with the growing influx of refugees from Ukraine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, The Cabinet meets at Dublin Castle this morning with a packed agenda covering everything from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the fund(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Ronan Glynn said demand for booster vaccines has decreased since the record demand experienced over the Christmas and New Year period. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) is expected to issue a recommendation on booster vaccinations for teenagers in the next two or thr(...)

The late shift medical staff at St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin,  don PPE in the clean zone on the Covid side of the Emergency Department in April 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the days after Christmas, as Omicron cases surged, a senior official said it felt like putting one’s hand on the door, trying to tell if there was (...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, the deputy chief medical officer, told a media briefing on Wednesday that the current certificates are valid for 270 days so anyone who completed their primary vaccination course last July will be able to travel to the vast majority of countries until April. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

People under 40 who contract Covid-19 and have not been boosted stand to lose out on getting a certificate of recovery for an updated EU Digital Covid(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan: the changes, coming into effect on Friday, were not about ‘abandoning’ Covid-19 measures but replacing them with new guidance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The relaxation of isolation rules for Covid-19 cases and close contacts was “proportionate” given the impact of the Omicron variant, chief medical off(...)

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