Dr Ronan Glynn has resigned from his role as Ireland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
The Department of Health has confirmed that he will leave the post at the end of May.
It is understood that he will be taking up a role in the private sector.
Dr Glynn was a key figure on the National Public Health Emergency Team for Covid-19. Last July he took over from Dr Tony Holohan as Acting Chief Medical Officer for a period after Dr. Holohan’s wife went into palliative care.
Dr Glynn is a physiotherapist and medical doctor with a PhD in surgical oncology and postgraduate training in both surgery and Public Health Medicine.