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General Secretary

Sheila Nunan - About INTO


About Sheila

Sheila Nunan has been General Secretary of the INTO since 2009.

Prior to that, Sheila held the position of INTO Deputy General Secretary/General Treasurer.

She has been a member of the trade union's Central Executive Committee since 1995 and served as 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.

Sheila is the current president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. She is also Vice-Chairperson of the Public Services Committee of ICTU. In that role, Sheila has been centrally involved in all public sector pay negotiations in recent years.

Sheila is the ICTU nominee on the Governing Authority of Maynooth University.


About the role of General Secretary

The General Secretary of the INTO serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation and leads the work of the unions secretariat. The General Secretary is accountable to the Central Executive Committee of the INTO in respect of their service.


General Secretary - In the News

Boyle Elected To Replace Kildare Woman As INTO General Secretary - KFM
19 Dec 2018
Mullaghduff man elected to lead Irish National Teachers - Donegal News
19 Dec 2018
Donegal man elected as general secretary of INTO - Ocean FM
19 Dec 2018
Donegal man reacts to new position as INTO General Secretary - Highland Radio
19 Dec 2018
John Boyle elected new general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation - Irish Independent
19 Dec 2018
John Boyle elected General Secretary of INTO -
18 Dec  2018
Dublin principal set to lead country’s largest teacher union - Irish Times
18 Dec 2018
INTO elects John Boyle as next general secretary - Irish Examiner
18 Dec 2018
Donegal man John Boyle elected to lead INTO - Donegal Democrat
18 Dec 2018
Donegal man elected General Secretary of the INTO - Highland Radio
18 Dec 2018
Primary school teachers likely to ballot for industrial action in New Year - Irish Times
7 Dec 2018
Hidden cost of housing crisis: Teacher reveals the trauma of dealing with homeless families - Irish Independent
3 Dec 2018
33 teachers took leave this academic year after being assaulted by pupils -
1 Dec 2018
INTO To Hold Consultation Month Ahead Of National Vote On Teachers Strike - Clare FM 
9 Nov 2018
Union to meet with Donegal teachers ahead of ballot on industrial action - Donegal Now
9 Nov 2018
Highland Radio - News
9 Nov 2018
INTO to ballot for industrial action in pay equality dispute -
8 Nov 2018
Primary school teachers union ‘extremely concerned’ over buildings controversy - Leinster Express
5 Nov 2018