Minister of State at the Department of Health Róisín Shortall T.D. has expressed regret to learn that the Chief Executive Officer of the HSE has tendered his resignation.

The Minister of State at the Department of Health Róisín Shortall T.D. has expressed regret to learn from media reports that the Chief Executive Officer of the HSE has stepped down.

The Minister said “Cathal Magee's departure is a significant blow to the health service and in this very challenging time of severe budgetary pressures he will be badly missed."

Minister Shortall paid tribute to Mr Magee's service to the HSE over recent years and extended her best wishes to him.