Tony Holohan

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Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul sued over her CervicalCheck smear tests. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Minister for Health has confirmed he will establish a stakeholder forum with clinicians and State agencies in the wake of a court judgment on cerv(...)

CPE  is highly antibiotic-resistant and can be lethal when it enters the bloodstream. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Health is seeking to shut down the emergency response set up to tackle a lethal superbug, despite the fact that the number of cases (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris during a Healthy Ireland Campaign event  at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended his offer of free repeat smear tests in the wake of last year’s CervicalCheck controversy and described (...)

Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, tries to address concerns in a letter to Dr Peter Boylan. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Itish Times

The chief medical officer, Tony Holohan, has moved to address concerns about doctors performing terminations beyond the 12-week legal limit. Abortion(...)

About 2-3 per cent of pregnancies are complicated by congenital abnormalities, of which about 15 per cent are life-limiting or potentially so. Photograph: Getty

Surgical terminations after 12 weeks are unlikely to be widely available in Ireland this year, according to new guidelines on the treatment of babies (...)

Chief medical officer of the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan was asked by Minister for Health Simon Harris to draw up a report on mesh devices last July. File photograph: Eric Luke

Vaginal mesh devices should not be used as a first-line treatment of prolapse in women, according to a report by the chief medical officer of the Depa(...)

Malak Thawley (34) was expecting her first baby at the time of her death at Holles Street on May 8th, 2016

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has won its challenge to the Minister for Health’s decision to set up an inquiry following the death of a woman (...)

 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health,  insisted the purpose of a further investigation into the National Maternity Hospital was to find answers to questions which had not been answered. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s chief medical officer has denied a plan to co-locate the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) with St Vincent’s in Dublin has been put on hol(...)

Dr Tony Holohan told the High Court that in his 10 years as chief medical officer he had never experienced the kind of engagement they had with the National Maternity Hospital over a patient safety investigation.

The State’s chief medical officer has told the High Court the Minister for Health is concerned that questions remain unanswered about decision-making (...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No Ministers were informed about delays in telling women the results of cervical cancer screening audits, the Department of Health chief medical offic(...)

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