Mayor Chu awarded dr. Holohan the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu awarded Ireland’s chief medical officer, Dr Tony Holohan, the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin.

Mayor Chu said: “In conferring on Dr Holohan, and through him our health care workers, the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin, we recognise the immense effort and tireless work carried out by all our health care staff, and we want to, through this award, say a big thank you for their efforts and sacrifices. It has been an extremely difficult 16 months, and we owe our public health workers and frontline staff an enormous debt.”

Dr Holohan signed the Roll of Honorary Freedom and accepted the award on behalf of all health care workers, thanking the members of Dublin City Council for the recognition of the work done over this past year by the Public Health Team.

The Freedom has previously been conferred on 82 people and the first recipient of the Freedom of the City was Isaac Butt in 1876, reports

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