Tony Holohan

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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(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the  Department of Health, is due to appear before the Oireachtas health committee today. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s chief medical officer and other senior Department of Health officials had a deeper knowledge of the CervicalCheck policy on informing(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, the State’s chief medical officer, was among the senior officials who were aware of CervicalCheck’s policy on communicating the cancer audit results two years ago. Photograph: Dave Meehan

CervicalCheck questioned whether a policy of “open disclosure” should be applied in weighing up whether women with cervical cancer should be told abo(...)

In the wake of this controversy, politicians from across the political divide might reflect on what is required to remedy the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

Vicky Phelan, Emma Mhic Mhathúna and Stephen Teap (husband of Irene) have consistently called for management and political accountability for the heal(...)

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