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Sally Murtagh

Sally is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cara Living. Cara Living was set up in 2020, to offer older people a choice to live in a community that Inspires Love of Life.

Sally began her career in the Hospitality industry and spent 10 years there before joining the NHS in Northern Ireland, where she had a humbling but formative beginning as a care giver.

In 2005, Sally set up Irish Homecare in County Monaghan. From being one of the first private providers in Domiciliary Care, Irish Homecare went on to become one of the leaders of the industry in Ireland. Sally worked in every department from recruitment to board level. Over the course of 15 years, Sally grew the company to more than 600 staff and won procurement agreements to provide services for the HSE in all 26 counties.

During Sally’s tenure as CEO, the company won business awards in Q Mark. The company was short listed every year from 2012 to 2019 in their category, being runner up in 2015, 2018 and overall winner in 2019 before the company was sold in 2020 so that Sally could peruse Cara Living.

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Anne McShane

Anne McShane joined Cara Living in November 2020 as Head of Care and Quality.

Anne has over 20 years’ experience in Community Services (Social Care – Older Persons Services and Disability) working first with the NHS in Northern Ireland and then helping to establish Irish Homecare in 2005 and Irish Healthcare Training in 2009.

Anne’s care experience has been invaluable in the variety of senior operational roles she has held. She has a proven track record including holding roles as Director of Quality, Director of Operations, Operations Manager, and HR Manager.
Anne has developed and supported many committed and well-trained teams to provide quality and safe care and person-centred support.

She is passionate about developing integrated assisted living for persons over 55 years old and building teams of like-minded people to deliver kind and compassionate services.

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Cathal Hanratty

Cathal is the Co-Founder, and COO of Cara living.

Cathal started his career working in engineering  roles in Motorola and  LogicaCMG and worked in the operations team in engineering, project and programme management. He left the corporate world in 2006 to work in the SME sector and since then has worked in senior management roles in a number of co-owned organisations. In 2011 he joined Irish Homecare to help it become one of the leading  private domiciliary care providers in Ireland.

Through his work with Irish HomeCare the values and passion for advancing the life experiences available to us as we age became a passionate goal for Cathal. In establishing Cara Living the goal is to enhance living experiences for people as we age gracefully  surrounded with care, compassion and opportunities of living.

Cathal qualified with a Diploma in Electronics from DKIT in 1994 and a Bsc in Information Technology from DCU in 2000.

Tom Sheridan

Tom Sheridan joined Cara Living in February 2024, as Chief Development Officer.

Tom is one of Ireland’s foremost development professionals with over 25 year’s experience delivering some of the largest mixed-use developments in Ireland and internationally.

Of real relevance to Cara Living is the 15 years Tom specialised in the development & delivery of Retirement Communities / Senior Living and Care developments in Australia and Ireland.

This local & international experience gives Tom a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges associated with establishing a viable Retirement Community / Senior Living market in Ireland.