Controversy forces Holohan to pull out of planned new role at Trinity

The controversial secondment of the chief medical officer to a post at Trinity College Dublin had already been paused by Taoiseach Micheál Martin this weekend

Tony Holohan’s appointment to Trinity College Dublin has sparked a political controversy. Picture: PA

Tony Holohan has pulled out of a controversial appointment to Trinity College Dublin, following a political backlash over the arrangement signed off by the Department of Health.

The chief medical officer announced yesterday that he would retire from public service in July, rather than move to the university as professor of public health leadership and strategy.

“I do not wish to see the controversy of the last few days continuing. In particular, I wish to ...