Inez McCormack

Inez McCormackInez McCormack was, from 1999-2001, the first President of the ICTU since its formation in 1959. She was the first women full-time official of the National Union of Public Employees, 1976-90; became the first woman Regional Secretary of UNISON in 1993; was the first woman elected to the Northern Ireland Committee of Congress1980; and its first woman Chair, 1984-85.

In July 1997 Patricia McKeown, also UNISON, became the second woman President. She was joint Vice President (2005-2007) with SIPTU's National Equality Secretary, Rosheen Callender, the first woman from the south to hold this position