Tony Holohan

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Dublin-based Twitter International Unlimited Company is being sued for defamation in the Irish High Court.   Photograph: Alan Betson

American author and commentator Alex Berenson, a Covid-19 vaccine sceptic, is suing Twitter for defamation in the Irish High Court for labelling one o(...)

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(...)

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said in his latest report that deaths involving Covid-19 remain ‘relatively stable’. Photograph: Collins

The number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital and in intensive care has dropped to their lowest levels in over eight months. There were 281 Covid-(...)

Robert Watt, Secretary General at the Department of Health told the committee the proposed secondment was in line with Government policy to enhance public health capacity. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Department of Health secretary general Robert Watt has been accused of “breathtaking arrogance” over the proposed secondment of chief medical officer (...)

The National Maternity Hospital is due to relocate to the St Vincent’s hospital campus. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Good morning, There is rarely a plan or idea in politics that once devised, isn’t inevitably delayed. National strategies, redress schemes, new legi(...)

Robert Watt, secretary general at the Department of Health, is to appear before an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Collins

It is a “matter of regret” that the proposed secondment of chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan to Trinity College Dublin will not go ahead, an Oirea(...)

‘Covid-19 was not a potential threat. It was an existential threat.’

A new book tells the inside story of the Government handling of the pandemic. This extract recalls the early fear and uncertainty as details unfold(...)

Oireachtas finance committee chairman John McGuinness (FF) said there had been a ‘determined effort by Government’ to cloud the issues surrounding the Holohan appointment. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin put “misleading commentary” to the Dáil on efforts by the Oireachtas finance committee to secure testimony from the top civil(...)

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