Doctor Ronan Glynn has resigned his position as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health has confirmed on Tuesday.
A spokesperson in the Department of Health said: “Dr Ronan Glynn has resigned as deputy chief medical officer effective May 31st 2022.”
It follows quickly on from the resignation of Doctor Tony Holohan as Chief Medical Officer in April following controversy surrounding his secondment to a Professorial role at Trinity College Dublin.
The Galway borb physician had led the Department of Health since 2008 and spearheaded the country’s initial fight against the spread of Covid-19 earlier in 2020.
As a prominent member of the National Public Health Emergency Team, Dr Glynn became a familiar face in the media through his appearances at regular Covid-19 press briefings during the pandemic.
He also deputised during Dr Holohan’s compassionate leave to tend to his wife during her illness before her sad death from July to October 2020.