Press Release

Statement from the Minister for Health

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has this evening (Thursday) met with the Director General of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, who informed him of his decision to step down.Minister Harris has thanked Mr O’Brien for his many years of service and dedication.

“I would like to express my thanks to Tony O’Brien for his many years of dedicated public service.

I know that he is standing down from his role today because he believes it is in the best interest of rebuilding public confidence in the wake of the issues which have arisen in CervicalCheck.

Tomorrow the Cabinet meeting will again discuss this matter and the further measures which can be put in place to care for and support the women and families affected.”