Professor Breda Smyth will become new Chief Medical Officer

Professor Breda Smyth will become the new Chief Medical Officer from next month.

She has specialised in public health for the last 16 years and currently works as a professor at NUI Galway and is a consultant in public health in HSE West.

Professor Smyth will take up the role on an interim basis from July 4th, pending the completion of a competition to fill the role permanently.

Current CMO Dr Tony Holohan’s due to retire in the coming weeks.


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