Tony Holohan


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

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

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

Tony Holohan offers sympathy but no apology to women affected by CervicalCheck controversy –  4 Feb 2021

CervicalCheck Scandal: Chief medical officer defies calls to step down from position – “Answering questions from Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane, Dr Holohan claimed that he would not be doing his job if he had informed the ministers.

Treatment of leading patient advocate ‘appalling’ – Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan accused Lorraine Walsh of making a ‘defamatory and untrue’ statement. – 23 Aug 2019

CervicalCheck Scandal: Chief medical officer defies calls to step down from position  –  “If I was to relay to a minister all of the things not only that I know, but also potential issues, I don’t think I would be doing my job.” – 18 May 2018


PORTLAOISE BABY DEATHS – How did he deal with that?
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

Minister (IRELAND) allowing Government to dodge responsibility for using vaccine that wasn’t fully trialed – campaigners claim – 23 Sept 2020

Ireland – High Court settlement for teenager over swine flu vaccine – 80 more waiting. – 4 Nov 2020

Settlement reached in swine flu vaccine case – Aoife Bennett – 19 Nov 2019

Study confirms swine flu vaccine and narcolepsy link in Ireland – 3 May 2014

Swine flu vaccines tested and safe, insists HSE –  Tony Holohan on the safety of the vax, but it  wasn’t was it? – 4 Nov 2009

Swine flu vaccine to be ready in September – Mike Ryan pushing – 20 Aug 2009

Experts say virus (swine flu)  likely to hit here – 30 April 2009

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 – 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

Any relation? 

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