Close

Follow Lovin Dublin

Dr. Tony Holohan reported to return to his role next week

By Rory Cashin

October 1, 2020 at 12:52pm

Share:

The Chief Medical Officer has been on leave since July.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan is expected to return to his role next week.

According to sources reported by The Irish Times, Dr. Holohan is expected to make his return on Monday, October 5.

Dr. Holohan had stepped down from his role in July to spend time with his family, and to help care for his wife who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Deputy chief officer Dr. Ronan Glynn has been serving as Acting Chief Medical Officer for the past few months.

Dr. Holohan became widely known through Ireland during the early portion of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions, due to his nightly briefings, fronting the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

NPHET are expected to meet today to discuss any potential further localised restrictions around the country, with special attention currently being given to Cork, Galway, Monaghan, and Roscommon.

READ NEXT: Cork City Council offering grants to help businesses install outdoor heating and coverings

Share:

Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required

Interests

Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.