Micheál Sheridan


Micheál has worked in the Not-For-Profit sector in Ireland for over twenty five 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.

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.

Micheal first joined the Foundation in 2007 as our first employee and saw the Foundation grow to become one of the leading hospital foundations in the country.

Micheal holds a Masters in Business Leadership from The Smurfit Business School at UCD, a Diploma in Project Management and a Certificate in Managing Organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector.

Originally from Cavan Micheál lives in Hospital, Co. Limerick, is married to Claire and they have four sons aged from eight to nineteen and two dogs.

In 2021 Micheal left the Foundation to become CEO of Irish Community Air Ambulance and spent three years at the charity where he oversaw a significant programme of transformation and change,  a growth in fundraising of over €1.3 million in just eighteen months and a major re-brand of the charity now known as CRITICAL.

In January 2024 Micheal returned to the Foundation and is delighted to be focussed on working with the team at the Foundation and the leadership and clinical teams at ‘The Mercy’ to deliver real and positive changes for our patients.

“I am delighted to be back at ‘The Mercy’. From the day I started here, I’ve loved everything about it – 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 years. I get to see every day the impact of the funds raised by our generous supporters all around the hospital.

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 opening of our new Cancer CARE Centre which will open during 2024 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. We are also very excited to be planning to launch a new major flagship project as we support the hospital in making Robotic Assisted Surgery available at ‘The Mercy’ for cancer surgery.

Please feel free to contact me or any of the team to support our work. Thank you.

You can contact Micheál at 021 4274076.