Tony Holohan

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 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(...)

The PAC’s vice-chairman, Labour TD Alan Kelly, insisted that its work would continue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is on a collision course with the Public Accounts Committee over PAC plans to proceed with its own inquiries into the CervicalCheck sca(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health Simon Harris during a press conference on the cervical cancer scandal in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government believes that further “accountability” will be needed in response to the current cervical cancer screening crisis despite the departure(...)

Chief medical officer  Dr Tony Holohan: both Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris  expressed confidence in the Government’s most senior adviser on health matters.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Taoiseach has backed the State’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan after it emerged he received memos in 2016 showing delays in women with can(...)

Departing HSE chief Tony O’ Brien. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Memos provided to the departing head of the HSE on the background to the cervical screening audits are “devastating” and show that a strategy of conta(...)

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