Chief Medical Officer (Ireland)

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The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) (Irish: an Príomh-Oifigeach Míochaine) for Ireland is the most senior government advisor on health related matters. It is a government post as the lead medical expert in the Department of Health.

The key responsibilities of the CMO include providing expert medical evidence, especially in public health matters, as well as leading on patient safety issues, emergency planning and other areas.[1]

List of post holders[edit]

  • Dr. Tony Holohan, 2008–present
  • Dr Jim Kiely, 1997–2008

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Department of Health and Children appoints new Chief Medical Officer. Department of Health, posted 5 December 2008. Accessed 16 January 2012.

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