Via RTE news:
“There has to be transparency…in my view it should be paused, there has to be a reassessment as to how the objectives behind this can be realised,” the Taoiseach said.
Secretary General at the Department of Health Robert Watt is now compiling a report on the secondment and this is expected to be completed by Monday.
The Taoiseach said he had not commented until now on the matter because he had not received all the details “behind it.”
He said that he would like see the report on Monday but it would make sense to him to have the issue reassessed.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said earlier this week that he did not sign off on the secondment of Dr Holohan to TCD, but said he fully supports it.
Taoiseach says Holohan secondment has to be paused until report (RTE)
Health Committee, Dail Eireann.
Via RTÉ News:
Outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said it is not his intention to return to the role “at any point in the future“.
In his opening statement to the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Dr Holohan said his secondment to Trinity College Dublin means he has relinquished his role as CMO.
He announced last month that he is taking on a new role as Professor of Public Health Strategy and Leadership at TCD.
A TCD spokesperson has said the role is “funded by the Department of Health … under the same terms and conditions of his existing contract”.
The TCD role was not put out to open competition and the university said it “was created with Dr Holohan in mind”.
Holohan says he does not intend to return to CMO role (RTE)
The Campanile at Trinity College Dublin last night.
(Thanks Laura Gaynor)
David Burns, of the UCD Students’ Union, writes:
UCD Students’ Union, TCD Students’ Union and Daft.ie are working together to create more student-specific bed spaces in Dublin ahead of the 2016/17 academic year.
The campaign idea is simple: encourage Dublin homeowners [or tenants who have permission to sublet] to let out spare rooms as digs to students by advertising the available tax incentives. Under Irish law, homeowners don’t have to pay tax on rental income earned from digs unless it exceeds a yearly cap of €12,000.
TCD, UCD and Daft.ie are promoting this information with geo-targeted adverts online which will be featured on DoneDeal.ie, Adverts.ie as well as a joint social media campaign.
The project is valued at €8,000 and features blog post testimonials of positive experiences.
Get tax-free rent for student digs (Daft.ie)
The 1947 Berkeley Library at TCD, by Ahrends Burton and Koralek.
Frank McDonald tweets:
The Brutalist style takes many forms. Here’s my pic to prove it …
Accio Student card!
Found on Dawson Street, Dublin 2 last evening by concerned FG TD Alan Farrell.
Last night’s TCD ‘second semester’ party offer.
The event was in conjunction with ‘Messy Mondays’ at Copper Face Jacks where drinks are only €3.50 each. This week the nightclub had advertised the night for over-18s for the first time as it is usually an over-21s venue.
Never, ever mess with ‘Messy Mondays’.
Trinity Students Caught Up In Coppers Chaos (Leanna Bynre, University Times)
Earlier: ‘Messy Monday’
Jack Leahy tweetz:
TCD [Trinity College, Dublin] Front Arch right now.
Wexford Street, Dublin, at around 1am.
Via Abie Philbin Bowman
President Higgins in the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin, this afternoon after receiving an honorary doctorate from the university.
Joining Squee were, back row from left: Irish Historian Dr Margaret Mac Curtain, Chancellor of the University Mary Robinson, Musician and Composer John Sheahan. Bottom row, from left: former CEO of the Finnish Association of the Deaf Dr Liisa Kauppinen, Squee and Provost Patrick Prendergast.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)