Women are being urged to apply for state board posts by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, who believes that they are not fully represented in the agencies under his remit.
Only 14 per cent of the applications received for state board positions in Varadkar's department last year were from female candidates, he said. "Women have traditionally been under-represented on state boards, and I hope that situation will be rectified in 2012," he said.
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