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04 April 2019

Sheila Nunan to speak at #EuropeTogether event in Limerick 

Ireland South European election candidate, Sheila Nunan, is in Limerick today where she will speak alongside local TD Jan O’Sullivan and Peter Rusz, of the Socialists and Democrats Group at the Europe Together event the in Jim Kemmy Business School in Limerick this evening. (Thursday 4th April)

This event is one in a series of interactive debates on cornerstone issues taking place across Europe, bringing together local politicians, MEP candidates and leading thinkers, academics, activists, young people and NGOs to discuss and debate how best to tackle the challenges ahead.”

The Europe Together initiative was launched in 2016 just after the Brexit referendum which saw Europe was at a crossroads. 40+ of these events have been held all across Europe over the past three years allowing for constant conversations and direct dialogue with citizens.

Speaking ahead of the event Ms Nunan said:

“Participation is a two-way street. I believe we need a compassionate social Europe that ensures a decent job and a decent life for everyone. I’m looking forward to sharing my vision for Europe an listening to the concerns of local constituents. 

Sheila Nunan said:

“At tonight’s event we will talk about democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights. We will discuss ways to build a new sustainable economic and social model for a progressive Europe and we will share our plan to to tackle poverty and inequalities. We are looking at ways to promote a decent vision for asylum and immigration policy, building a fair digital economy and supporting a strong Europe as a leading global actor.”

The event is taking place in the in Jim Kemmy Business School at 8pm this evening (04/04/19)


About Sheila Nunan

Sheila Nunan has been at the helm of the Irish Trade Union movement for the past decade; she is 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 woman 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, pushing back against the worst excesses of austerity-era policies. In recent years, 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, Sheila is a graduate of University College Dublin and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. She is married to John and together they have three children, Irene, Molly and Mulcaire.

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