Press Release

Statement from the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, on the decision by Tony O’Brien to step down as Director General of the HSE this summer.

“While it will be some months before Tony O’Brien leaves his role as the Director General of the HSE, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his leadership of the organisation for the past six years and his strong commitment to health reform.

The DG will remain in his role until the end of the summer and I have been assured that his focus over the coming months will be on continuing his important work.

The position of Director General of the HSE is a vital one, and this lead-in time will allow the recruitment process to now commence, so that it can be filled in a timely manner.”