Phil Ní Sheaghdha is to be the new head of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

It follows public competition for the top job in the union, which has over 40,000 members.

She will replace the current General Secretary, Liam Doran, when he retires on 1 January 2018.

Ms Ní Sheaghdha is currently INMO Director of Industrial Relations.