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'deeply impressive' RTÉ's Ryan Tubridy praises chief medic Tony Holohan ahead of his return

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Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy. Photo: Andres Poveda

Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy. Photo: Andres Poveda

Photo: Andres Poveda

Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy. Photo: Andres Poveda

RTÉ star Ryan Tubridy has said news of Dr Tony Holohan's return to his post as chief medical officer next week is "very welcome."

Tubs told listeners to his morning radio show that he was over the moon to share the "happy news".

He also paid tribute to Dr Holohan’s wife Emer, who is understood to be suffering from a form of blood cancer and has been admitted to palliative care.

It is understood she is still receiving care.

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The Department of Health has confirmed that Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will return to work next Monday. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Department of Health has confirmed that Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will return to work next Monday. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Department of Health has confirmed that Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan will return to work next Monday. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Late Late Show host commended interim chief medic, Dr Ronan Glynn, for his efforts since he began stepping in for Dr Holohan at the beginning of July.

"I see in very happy news, Dr Tony Holohan will be making his way back to his office on Monday," Ryan said.

"A deeply impressive man, a very welcome return to the stage for him but that isn't to say that Dr Ronan Glynn and his team, all those people you see at those press conferences every other day, haven't been doing a sterling job, I think they have.

"Among the toughest jobs in the country at the moment and they are fighting their way through, not only the fog of trying to understand what this thing is and how to deal with it on the island but also some unhelpful obstacles along the way.

"But Tony Holohan will return to the fold, we will be happy to see him, we hope he and his family are well, particularly his wife, and we are thinking of him and them today."

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