Group to replace Nphet ‘not being set up in response to rising cases’

Tony Holohan requested new group be established following Nphet’s final meeting last month

The new group will report to Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health. Picture: Sam Boal/

Membership of an advisory group being set up to replace the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) is to be finalised by early April as cases of Covid-19 in Ireland continue to rise.

Senior sources within the Department of Health told the Business Post that the group’s establishment is not in response to the recent increase in disease levels, however, but was requested by chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan following Nphet’s final meeting on ...