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A senior HSE doctor who recently criticised COVID-19 restrictions has resigned from a Dublin hospital group.

Clinical Director of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group Dr Martin Feeley resigned yesterday.

It comes just days after describing coronavirus as "much less severe" than the average flu.

He told The Irish Times that "draconian" restrictions were no longer justified, and also criticised the public's 'obsession' with daily COVID-19 case numbers.

The HSE subsequently distanced itself from his views, saying it 'disassociated itself from and rejected the comments' attributed to the doctor.

In a statement today, the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group said: "Mr Martin Feeley, Clinical Director has informed the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group of his decision to resign his position as Group Clinical Director [on] 15th September 2020.

"The Hospital Group would like to sincerely thank Mr Feeley for his contribution to the strategic development of the Hospital Group since its establishment and his work as a Group Clinical Director for the last five years."

Reporting by Josh Crosbie and Stephen McNeice
Main image: File photo of Dr Martin Feeley. Picture via HSE.

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