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About Our Staff

We can only run our services and deliver quality care for people at end of life with the commitment and experience of our professional staff. We employ a Chief Executive Officer and a current staff of 38, primarily based in our Nassau Street office. This includes permanent full-time, permanent part-time and contract staff engaged to work on specific projects for a limited period. For example Changing Minds which is a labour intensive project requiring high calibre and highly qualified professionals to develop a code of practice for people with dementia.

Our Senior Management Team

Sharon Foley – CEO

Irish Hospice Foundation CEO Sharon Foley. Picture by Shane O'Neill, Fennell Photography Copyright 2013.

Our CEO Sharon Foley

  • Orla Keegan – Head of Education, Research & Bereavement Services
  • Marie Lynch – Head of Healthcare Programmes
  • Andy Caffrey – Head of Finance and Corporate Support Services
  • Jane Flynn – Head of Communications & Public Affairs
  • Helen McVeigh - Director of Fundraising


We welcome transparency on charity salaries, and adopt the Standards of Recommended Practice for Charities (SORP) which recommends the reporting of all salaries over €70,000 in bands of €10,000. The number of higher paid employees in 2016 is detailed below. The CEO of The Irish Hospice Foundation earns an annual salary of €111,958. In 2013, all senior management including the CEO voluntarily took a 5.5% pay reduction. Another member of the senior management team took a voluntary pay reduction of 5% in 2015 and a further 11% in 2016.  
Total Remuneration 2016
€110,000 to €120,000 1
€80,000 to €90,000 1
€70,000 to €80,000 4
Total 6

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