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Keane pulls out of race to be new HSE boss

Published 27/03/2010 | 05:00

FORMER national cancer tsar, Professor Tom Keane, has withdrawn from the race to become the new head of the Health Service Executive.

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It is understood Prof Keane has removed his name for consideration for the post. He was the preferred candidate to take over the role from Professor Brendan Drumm when his five-year contract finishes in August.

The Dublin-born professor had been head-hunted from his post in Canada to oversee a major reform of the cancer services. Prof Keane returned to Canada in November when his two-year posting as interim national director for cancer control finished.

He was understood to have the backing of Health Minister Mary Harney to take over the role.

Irish Independent

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