Sheila Nunan has been at the helm of the Irish Trade Union movement for the past decade, currently President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and General Secretary of the country’s largest union, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. Sheila is the first women to hold the office of General Secretary of the INTO in its 150-year history.

During her career, Sheila has been at the heart of all recent public sector pay negotiations. Sheila has led efforts within the trade union movement to challenge the Government’s Housing strategy which has failed to keep pace with need, especially in Irish cities.  

Sheila is a member of the Governing Authority of Maynooth University and a Director of Agriware, the Irish agri-food educational body.

A former primary school teacher and principal in Wicklow, Sheila is a graduate of University College Dublin and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. Sheila is married to John and together they have three children, Irene, Molly and Mulcaire.

Sheila Nunan

Ireland - South

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