Ireland’s gender balance poor - OECD report

The number of women in senior government positions in Ireland is among the lowest in the developed world, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

31st October, 2009

The number of women in senior government positions in Ireland is among the lowest in the developed world, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Ireland comes fifth from the bottom in a list of 22 countries, with women filling only 13.3 per cent of senior government jobs.

Only Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Belgium have a smaller percentage of women in top government posts.

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