Tony Holohan

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Dr Tony Holohan lands new job in UCD after stepping away from Department of Health – 7 July 2022

‘Today I stand down’ – Tony Holohan signs off as he marks his last day as Chief Medical Officer – 1 July 2022

Robert Watt denies approving funds for Dr Tony Holohan Trinity College role without Health Minister’s go-ahead – 4 May 2022

Dr Tony Holohan grilled about Trinity job fiasco as CMO doesn’t rule out taking up role if asked again – 4 May 2022

Taoiseach Micheal Martin accused of misleading Dail over Robert Watt ‘witch-hunt’ comments – 27 April 2022

Taoiseach says Tony Holohan job fiasco is ‘regrettable’ as report into controversy published – The Taoiseach confirmed that the appointment of Dr Tony Holohan to the position in Trinity College Dublin would have cost the Department of Health €2 million over 10 years –  12 April 2022

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and Dr Tony Holohan should have a good look at themselves in the mirror – 5 Jan 2022


Covid-19 booster shots to be given ‘off label’ Holohan says –  Beginning to speak his first ever words of truth.  However it is unlikely a single person about to be “boosted” will ever read his words.  Starting to cover his tracks now.  Wonder how many people will hear the penny drop for themselves in reading his words. – 13 Sept 2021

CervicalCheck capacity issue sees 180 samples expire – a new scandal? –  19 July 2021

Odds slashed on Dr Tony Holohan to become next President of Ireland. – 18 July 2021


Tony can proudly be conferred with an “honorary” but nobody can have a “first communion”, “confirmation” or “graduation”

Once portrayed as a superhero, some now view Dr Tony Holohan as a villain, but it’s unlikely to cost him any sleep – 2 June 2021

Dr Tony Holohan stepped out of line with his moral judgments and should remember one thing – His job is to advise the Government in private, not to make public pronouncements and moral judgments on the general population.  – 1 June 2021

‘Vaccination doesn’t necessarily stop transmission’ – (in other words – more lockdowns on the way) –  Dr. Holohan – 11 Jan 2021


Tony Holohan to Deputy Mattie McGrath: ” We deal with lockdowns and we do the science later!”

A woman who introduced herself as “Jemima Burke from Western News” had the following exchange with Mr Holohan about the death of Sally Maaz – 7 May 2020

TDs propose banning alcohol sales in supermarkets, c-stores and filling stations 15 Feb 2012
Dr. Tony Holohan, chief medical officer and chairman of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group, with Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care and Drugs Strategy, Roisin Shortall at the launch of the report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group

Eurochip Progress Report  – 2006

Membership of the Second National Cancer Forum – Tony Holohan and wife Emer Feely2006

New chief with big challenges

“Holohan cites Susie Long – the Kilkenny woman who died of bowel cancer after she languished on a waiting list for colonoscopy – as the case that triggered serious questions about cancer care here. And he focuses on an unexpected target when asked about the fallout from the breast cancer scandals: “Medics have encouraged people to develop a sense of infallibility in their decision making . . . there is no such thing as the ‘all clear’ from any medical test and we need to improve the public’s understanding of this.”

So what would happen now, under his regime, if a letter arrived in the department from a hospital consultant detailing specific patient safety concerns? “There are new procedures in place in the HSE, Hiqa and here . . . the letter won’t be filed away – I’m now personally responsible for it . . . it won’t be just a question of sending it to the HSE with a sense of ‘that’s great, it’s off my desk’.”

He is adamant that – however long it takes to deal with an issue – a letter like this will continue to come back on his agenda.” – 7 April 2009

Family Connections

‘Amazing day’: €9.79 million funding announced for ‘major regeneration’ of Carlow Town – Tony Holohan’s first cousin is Chief Executive of the Council – Management Team Carlow Co Council – 15 March 2021

Dr Tony Holohan and the Carlow connection – Dr Holohan is a first cousin of Carlow County Council chief executive Kathleen Holohan. – 23 Dec 2020

County Carlow further progresses links with China to develop economic and educational opportunities.  – 14 Nov 2019
Cllr John Pender Cathaoirleach Kathleen Holohan Chief Executive , Fiona O’Neill Director of Services , Fr Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh College President Carlow College Ms Helen Maher College Vice President Carlow College ,Mr Donal McAlister International Affairs Manager IT Carlow , Helen Ryan Economic Development Officer Carlow County Council , Ambassador He Xiangdong and his wife Mme, Xia Lining

Research and Innovation: Interview with Vice-President Orla Feely (sister-in-law) -21 Dec 2020

iCRAG Governance Committee (sister-in-law Orlan Feely)

The AI research centre is expected to secure up to €28m in funding to boost Irish business’s use of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. – Orla Feeley heads up the Dept. – 24 Sept 2019

Doctor in charge of nation’s battle with Covid-19 has strong Carlow connections – 7 April 2020

Good stock: Dr Tony Holohan is a proud son of county Limerick – 27 March 2020

Life of service and commitment recognised by farm community – 13 Oct 2014

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