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Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health will leave his post at the end of the month


This afternoon.

More as we get it.

Dr Ronan Glynn resigns as Deputy CMO (RTE)


Dr Tony Holohan, CMO, and Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy CMO, in 2020

…Social Democrats Health Spokesperson Róisín Shortall said:

“Questions must now be asked of the Health Minister about the departure of the two most senior people tasked with leading the public health response to Covid-19. The Department of Health is chiefly to blame for Dr. Tony Holohan’s proposed secondment to Trinity College being abandoned.

Is that controversy also at the root of Dr Glynn’s decision to leave the public service?

“There have now been a number of high profile resignations during Health Minster Stephen Donnelly’s tenure in office. The two individuals tasked with implementing Sláintecare, Sláintecare executive director and Department of Health assistant secretary Laura Magahy and Chairman of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Committee Tom Keane, resigned last year because of resistance within the HSE and the Department of Health to implementing the plan.

“Meanwhile, Dr Tony Holohan and HSE chief operations officer Ann O’Connor also tendered their resignations recently. Given the exodus of high level staff from the Department of Health and the health service, questions must now be asked of the Minister leading that Department.

We have heard a lot recently about lessons being learned within the Department. Is the Minister satisfied that staff are properly supported, or are there further lessons the Minister needs to learn about retaining highly qualified people in their hugely important roles?”


Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health at the Department of Health last night

Last night.

This morning.

HSE cancels AstraZeneca clinics planned for Tuesday (Independent.ie)


Last night: After You

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Dr Ronan Glynn

“The plan is to proceed very cautiously on the basis of the data that’s in front of us, for as long as it takes. I’m hopeful that as we move into June, as those who have been most vulnerable are fully vaccinated and as we roll out millions of doses of vaccine to adults, that we’ll be in a far, far brighter and better position than we are at the moment.”

Dr Ronan Glynn last night.

This afternoon.

Cork city.

“We do understand and get it that people are fed up…

“I am not going to speculate, but we will give people clear indications in advance of April 5th as to how we see April panning out and I don’t believe in speculating beyond that.”

Taoiseach Micheal Martin.


Taoiseach refuses to speculate on relaxing restrictions (RTÉ)


This afternoon.

The Acting Chief Medical Officer has said “it’s unfortunate that the plan was published at a time at which the trajectory of the virus is changing in this country”.

Also speaking at the Global Ireland 2020 Summit, Dr Ronan Glynn, said they’ve “tried to be more nuanced and we try to be as proportionate as possible in the measures” but as part of that “it does lead to confusion”.

He said he believes the messaging is very clear: “We don’t want you to mix with any more than one other household, quite simply, now is not the time for wet bars to open in Dublin and equally if possible, and this is the nuance, this is the proportionality, we’re asking people if possible to avoid travel outside of Dublin for the coming couple of weeks”.


Coronavirus ‘driven by people not taking precautions’ (RTÉ)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

“the average number of close contacts per case was 5 and the median was 3

Does this not indicate that people are continuing to keep their contact circles pretty small – and/or are maintaining social distancing – without any Garda powers? 


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