Dr. Tony Holohan has announced he is stepping down from his role as Chief Medical Officer.
He revealed his wife is receiving palliative care and asked for respect for his family’s privacy at this time.
IN a statement this evening, he said “From today I’ll be taking time out from all of my work commitments to be with my family. my wife Emer was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – a form of blood cancer in 2012. She’s had a number of difficult years with her disease and was admitted for palliative care last Saturday. And I now want to give my energy, attention and all of my time to Emer and to our two teenage children, Clodagh and Ronan.”
Dr Ronan Glynn has been appointed Acting Chief Medical Officer.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly offered their support and best wishes to both of Dr. Holohan.