Micheál has worked in the Not For Profit sector in Ireland for over twenty years and has always been passionate about the role that charities play in improving the lives of people across the island of Ireland.
After completing his BA in NUI Maynooth, Micheál joined the fundraising team at ISPCC-Childline in Dublin as a Community Fundraiser. He then worked with Special Olympics Ireland as their National Fundraising Manager before returning to ISPCC-Childline as a Regional Manager (Fundraising). In 2003 Micheál became their Director of Fundraising with responsibility for an annual fundraising target of €5 million.
During his time with ISPCC-Childline, Micheál completed a Diploma in Project Management and a Certificate in Managing Organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector from the National College of Ireland.
In 2007 Micheál joined the Foundation as our first employee and has seen the Foundation grow to become one of the leading charities in Munster in that time.
Originally from Cavan, Micheál is married to Claire and they have four sons aged from 7 months to 12 years. Despite being from Cavan, Micheál is an avid Munster rugby fan and when family and work commitments permit Micheál enjoys going to the gym and cycling and is usually one of the many cyclists taking part in the annual Fort2Fort cycle.
“From the day I started here, I’ve loved everything about The Mercy – the way all the staff look after patients and their families from the moment they come through the doors. From helping someone with directions, to a welcome cup of tea and a listening ear to the way the nurses and doctors do so much to make things better, we call it ‘The Mercy Way’.
I am so proud of what we have achieved together over the past 9 years. I get to see every day the impact of the funds raised by our generous supporters all around the hospital. The impact projects like our Oncology Patient Welfare Programme has on patients experiencing short term financial distress as a result of a cancer diagnosis and the positive impact the POONS Mobile Nursing Service that visits children with cancer in their own homes has on the lives of these children and their families.
We are now a busy team working hard, raising money and making sure that the funds our donors and supporters entrust to us are having the biggest impact possible. We are so excited about the development of our new Cancer CARE Centre which will open during 2017 which will provide those diagnosed with cancer, and their families with a place to go during the days, weeks and months of their cancer journey here at the Hospital.
Please feel free to contact me or any of the team to support our work. Thank you“
You can contact Micheál at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 021 4274076.