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Minister to be presented with report on Holohan secondment

Apr 11, 2022 08:04 By Shannonside News
Minister to be presented with report on Holohan secondment Minister to be presented with report on Holohan secondment
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Dr Tony Holohan will now not be taking up his role with Trinity College Dublin.

The Minister for Health will be presented with a report today into the controversy surrounding the appointment of the Chief Medical Officer to a senior role at Trinity College Dublin.

Dr. Tony Holohan was due to take up the role of Professor of Public Health Strategy and Leadership however he announced at the weekend that he would not now be moving to the job.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it is regrettable that Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will not be taking up his role with Trinity College Dublin, but he said there should have been transparency on the details from the outset.

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Dr Holohan will retire as CMO in July instead of taking up the secondment to Trinity College Dublin. The secondment was set to be an open-ended secondment funded by the Department of Health under the same terms as Dr Holohan’s existing contract.

On Friday, Mr Martin said the appointment should be paused pending the completion of a report by the Department of Health. That report will be presented to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly today.

The CMO’s new role was initially announced last month, but information that the Department of Health would continue paying Dr Holohan’s salary after leaving his post at the department was not disclosed until last week.

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