The Mater Foundation is immensely grateful to the Dublin Airport Authority, who have made an incredible donation of €130,000 to the Mater Foundation from their Charity of the Year initiative.

The Mater Foundation was one of three charities to benefit from their staff’s phenomenal fundraising and with the kind support from their passengers. This takes the total amount raised by daa staff since 2007 to more than €3.4 million, which has been shared amongst 30 charities.

Each year, daa employees select the charities that benefit from the Charity of the Year programme, before embarking on a wide range of fundraising activities over the course of the following twelve months. The fundraising period this time around was extended from 2020 due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

These funds be put to work to make a real difference for our patients and their families who attend the hospital each year. From all of us in the Foundation, to all daa staff members and everyone who helped make this incredible total possible…THANK YOU!

Join our dynamic and dedicated team and become an important staff member who takes pride in making a life-changing difference in the lives of patients and their families who attend the Mater Hospital!


There has never been a more exciting time to join the Mater Foundation as we have just completed a comprehensive strategic review. The organisation now has a 5-year roadmap to harness our success and implement this ambitious strategy for greater impact to support the hospital in the best possible way, whether that’s through patient support, vital research, medical equipment or redevelopment. Being embedded in the hospital highlights our cause, and we see first-hand the impact our work has.

The Grants Officer will play an integral role in managing all processes in relation to the distribution of grants to the Mater Foundation’s partners.
As a key member of the Finance & Operations Team, this role reports to the Director of Finance and Operations with support provided by the Chief Executive and the Finance Officer.

Interested? For more information on this role click here.

To apply, please send a cover letter (maximum one page) outlining how your experience fits the role and an up-to-date CV to Please insert Grants Officer in the subject line.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Closing Date for Submissions: Tuesday 24th January 2023

Mater Foundation funds new Mater PET/CT

This year, a new PET/CT scanner was installed in the Mater Hospital and is now being used to diagnose and manage a range of conditions and diseases. This important advancement was made possible with the help and generosity of Mater Foundation supporters and was launched earlier in 2022.

The Mater Foundation remitted €1.06million in funding towards the purchase of this new scanner; the best of its kind in the country. The digital PET/CT scanner is a critical piece of equipment for detecting and managing cancer. It is also used to diagnose illnesses such as Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia.

None of this would have been made possible without the compassion and dedication of our incredible supporters across Ireland; from Mater Hospital staff who took on our challenges to kind individuals, communities and corporate partners who went above and beyond to raise vital funds in so many creative ways.

Amazing things happen when people come together to help others and, by working together, we can continue to make a real and lasting impact on the lives of our patients and their families.

A PET/CT scanner has been in use at the Mater for many years providing advanced scans. However, the machine had turned obsolete and needed to be upgraded. Now, thanks to the kindness and unwavering dedication of Mater Foundation supporters, we have been able to bring the very latest in medical technology to the hospital.

The new PET/CT, which scans patients at a much faster rate, means that over 1,000 patients each year will have access to a state-of-the art PET/CT service. This will lead to more patients being diagnosed earlier, receiving more sophisticated treatments that can be provided with detailed monitoring, and creates opportunity for new treatment pathways to be developed giving patients access to therapeutic trials.

This is a long-term investment that will make significant improvements to the lives of patients and reaffirms MMUH’s position as a leading national unit for PET/CT.

We are so proud to officially launch our 2021 Impact Report and to invite you to read through our achievements and how we are ‘Investing in Our Future’.

In 2021 we continued to feel the full force of Covid-19 which presented on-going challenges across the hospital campus.

Despite the extraordinary disruption caused by this once-in-a-century global pandemic, the hospital continued to remain ambitious in its focus. It further enhanced its role as an international leader in the provision of complex care and specialist services, and as a result, so did the Mater Foundation.

Our 2021 Impact Report highlights the incredible difference that your support has made and the real and tangible impact that it has had, and continues to have, on the lives of our patients and their families.

We know that none of this important work would be possible without your kindness and generosity in 2021. Your support has enabled the Mater Foundation to continue to be ambitious, to strive for more and to be there for our patients when they need it most.