Sheila Conroy

Sheila ConroySheila Conroy, a hotel worker and ITGWU member from 1942, was the first women to be elected to the Irish Transport & General Workers' Union National Executive Council, 1955-59 topping the poll in 1958.

In 1959 she resigned because of the marriage bar. In 1969 she became Secretary of the People's College; served on the Commission for the Status of Women in 1972 and the RTE Authority from 1973-79.