Ms Phil Ni Sheaghdha is the General Secretary of The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
Phil is a trained intensive care nurse and General Secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). She has worked as a nurse in Ireland, Australia, the UK and USA, following training in Dublin and London.
She began work for the INMO in 1998, later completing an MA in industrial relations and a Higher Diploma in employment law. She was Director of Industrial Relations from 2008 until 2018, when she was appointed General Secretary. As General Secretary, she has overall responsibility for the organisation, leading on INMO’s advocacy on national nursing policy and through various public sector pay agreements.
In 2019, she led the organisation’s first strike in two decades – winning pay increases and staffing improvements for nurses and midwives. She is an elected member of the Executive Council of Ireland’s Trade Union Federation, ICTU, Co-chair of Ireland’s Emergency Department Taskforce and Executive Council member of the European Federation of Nurses. She is the representative of INMO and ICTU on National Safeguarding Committee and National Steering on safe staffing and skill mix Taskforce.