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Tension between Paul Reid and Tony Holohan amid coronavirus crisis was worst-kept secret in the country

Fionnán Sheahan


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Figures: HSE CEO Paul Reid was ‘disappointed’ with Dr Holohan. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Figures: HSE CEO Paul Reid was ‘disappointed’ with Dr Holohan. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Figures: HSE CEO Paul Reid was ‘disappointed’ with Dr Holohan. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The worst-kept secret in the country is now out in the public.

Despite repeated denials to the contrary, the tensions at the heart of the response to the coronavirus crisis are out in the open.

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan and his team were the subject of direct criticism from the HSE to Health Minister Simon Harris.


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