Deputy Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn has resigned, the Department of Health has confirmed.
In a brief statement, the department said it could “confirm that Dr. Ronan Glynn has resigned as Deputy Chief Medical Officer effective May 31, 2022.”
It is assumed that Dr. Glynn leaves the public service to take a position in the private sector with the consulting firm EY and their health advisory team.
For the past month there has been speculation that Dr. Glynn would succeed Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan, who is retiring from public service on July 1 by leaving the Department of Health after two years at the center of the state’s response to Covid-19.
dr Glynn served twice as acting chief medical officer through 2020 and 2021, while Dr. Holohan was on special leave.
The departure of Dr. Glynn is the latest in a series of departures of senior figures involved in the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including HSE Chief Operations Officer Anne O’Connor, who has taken up a position as chief executive of VHI Health and Wellbeing , a subsidiary of the insurer.
His resignation will be announced one day before Dr. Public service holohan effective.
The CMO was due to move to an academic position at Trinity College Dublin this summer, but the move was abandoned after controversy over how the permanent posting would be funded.
https://www.independent.ie/news/dr-ronan-glynn-resigns-as-deputy-chief-medical-officer-to-take-up-job-with-consultants-ey-41634450.html dr Ronan Glynn is stepping down as deputy chief medical officer to take up a position with EY’s advisors.