Holohan secondment ‘by-passed’ protocols for research funding, Quinn review finds

Report finds former Chief Medical Officer should not have been "exclusively personally involved in the negotiation of research funding linked to his possible secondment“

Former Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan. Picture:

An independent report into the planned appointment of Dr Tony Holohan to a Trinity College post has found that it did not meet “accepted norms of scrutiny, transparency and accountability.”

The arrangements for the appointment of former chief medical officer as Professor of Public Health Strategy in Trinity College became the subject of controversy last year.

Holohan had played a leading role in the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as the most powerful figure ...