Monday January 27, 2020

Mind the gap: women in Ireland still earn 14% less than men

The government says it is committed to introducing legislation aimed at achieving equal pay, but progress so far has been slow

5th January, 2020
The government’s Gender Pay Gap Information Bill has not yet gone up in smoke, but is making slow progress. Picture: Getty

International Women’s Day this year brought a raft of government announcements designed to improve the lot of women, particularly in the workforce.

Decisions on a range of measures and laws aimed at achieving gender equality were made at a special cabinet meeting to mark the occasion on March 8.

They included increasing the number of women on state boards, encouraging political parties to run female candidates in local elections and ratifying the Istanbul Convention,...

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