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Newly released files reveal clashes in April, just ahead of announcement of new Covid-19 Advisory Group

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Newly released emails reveal clashes in April, just ahead of announcement of new Covid-19 Advisory Group

Newly released emails reveal clashes in April, just ahead of announcement of new Covid-19 Advisory Group

One of the emails requested through FOI

One of the emails requested through FOI

One of the emails requested through FOI

One of the emails requested through FOI

One of the emails requested through FOI

One of the emails requested through FOI

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Newly released emails reveal clashes in April, just ahead of announcement of new Covid-19 Advisory Group

Serious tensions between Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, his top civil servant Robert Watt and chief medical officer Tony Holohan over an advisory group to replace Nphet are laid bare in newly released documents.

The new Covid group’s size, membership and responsibilities were the subject of significant friction between three of the key players at the heart of the State’s health system, the documents show.


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