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In Memoriam: Micheál Sheridan, A Pillar of the Charity Sector

Micheál's unwavering commitment to the charity sector and his impactful work as CEO of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation have left a lasting legacy.

It is with great sadness that we at Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Micheál Sheridan, after a short battle with cancer. Micheál was not only the CEO of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation but also a remarkable figure in the charity sector whose commitment and passion were unparalleled.

On behalf of Cii, we extend our deepest sympathies to Micheál’s family—his wife Claire, and their four sons Éanna, Rían, Finn, and Caelán; as well as to Micheál’s mother Marie and siblings Darina, Noírín, Sean, and Niall.

Having worked in the Not-For-Profit sector in Ireland for over 25 years, Micheál was always passionate about the role that charities play in improving the lives of people across the island of Ireland. He has had a huge impact across all of the many organisations and projects he was involved in and leaves behind a tremendous legacy of positivity and change.

Micheál first joined the Mercy University Hospital Foundation in 2007 as its first employee and saw the Foundation grow to become one of the leading hospital foundations in the country. In 2021, Micheál left the Foundation to become CEO of Irish Community Air Ambulance, where he spent three years making significant strides in enhancing emergency medical services.

Micheál previously served on the Fundraising Ireland Board and the Cii Board. He was chair of Fundraising Ireland when the merger with ICTR took place to become Cii. He was also a member of the Cii Task Force last year that helped to produce our current strategy.

We know that many of you will have known Micheál personally, and we are all profoundly grateful for having had the opportunity to know, work with, and learn from him.

Thank you, Micheál, for your unwavering commitment to the charity sector and for being a beacon of hope and positivity. You will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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