Editorial: Holohan controversy raises questions about Dept of Health’s decision-making

The chief medical officer’s decision to stand aside does not mean that the questions raised by the manner of the arrangement should go unanswered

  • April 10, 2022
Tony Holohan: leaving his role as the chief medical officer to take on a position in Trinity College Dublin as professor of public health strategy and leadership. Picture: RollingNews

The reaction to the now-aborted appointment of Tony Holohan to a new role in Trinity College Dublin has caught the government by surprise. Indeed, the actual details of the arrangement signed off on by Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Health, have come as a surprise too. And that is why Taoiseach Micheál Martin put a pause on the appointment and Holohan opted to pull out.

Holohan was to leave his role ...