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Our Staff

Committed and professional 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.
As at 31st December 2016 we employed a Chief Executive Officer and an additional thirty one staff, including fifteen part-time, in the areas of education and training, bereavement, healthcare programmes, advocacy, communications, administration and fundraising.


Our Senior Management Team

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

Sharon Foley IHF CEO

  • Sharon Foley – CEO
  • Orla Keegan – Head of Education, Research & Bereavement Services
  • Andy Caffrey – Head of Finance and Corporate Support Services
  • Helen McVeigh – Director of Fundraising
  • Paul O’Mahony – Head of Research, Knowledge & Policy
  • John Holohan – Head of Communications

Our Salaries

We welcome transparency on charity salaries, and have adopted the Standards of Recommended Practice for Charities (SORP) which recommends the reporting of all salaries over €70,000 in bands of €10,000.

CEO Salary

The CEO of The Irish Hospice Foundation earns an annual salary of €111,958.

Senior Staff Salaries

In 2013, all senior management including the CEO voluntarily took a 5.5% pay reduction which remains in force.The remuneration of the Senior Management Team is reviewed annually and is benchmarked against pay levels in other similar organisations as well as against similar grades in the civil service and HSE. The Finance and Remuneration Committee carried out this review in 2016 and was satisfied that the Foundation’s remuneration was in line with comparable organisations.

No pay increases were awarded to the Senior Management Team during 2016.

The number of higher paid employees in 2016 is detailed below.

Total Remuneration 2016
€110,000 to €120,000 1
€80,000 to €90,000 1
€70,000 to €80,000 4
Total 6



Updated 2017-08-23

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