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Dissenting doctor's bedside manner with the fragile egos and relationships in Government is ruffling feathers

Fionnán Sheahan


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Retained public trust: Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan at the Covid -19 update press confere nce yesterday evening. Photo: Collins

Retained public trust: Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan at the Covid -19 update press confere nce yesterday evening. Photo: Collins

Colin Keegan

Retained public trust: Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan at the Covid -19 update press confere nce yesterday evening. Photo: Collins

Ryan Tubridy opened his 'Late Late Show' interview saying: "You've got to be the busiest man in Ireland these days."

Dr Tony Holohan had indeed had a busy day and the shockwaves are still being felt within the management of the coronavirus.

On the morning of Friday, April 17, Holohan, the chief medical officer, had chaired a well-attended meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) in the Department of Health on Baggot Street. Nphet decided the HSE needed to ramp up its testing capacity to 100,000 tests analysed a week.