Sheila Nunan is General Secretary of the INTO, Ireland’s largest teaching union, which represents 42,000 primary teachers, North and South. She has been a member of the Executive of the INTO since 1995 and was INTO President in 2005/2006.
A former primary school teacher and principal, Sheila is a graduate of University College Dublin and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
In 2006, Sheila was elected INTO Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer and served in that role until her election as General Secretary in 2009. Sheila was elected President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) in 2017. She is also an Officer of the Public Services Committee of ICTU, and has been involved in all recent public service pay negotiations.
Sheila is a member of the Governing Authority of NUIM.