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Number of female company directors rises by 10 per cent

The number of female company directors in Ireland is up almost 10 per cent since 2009, new figures reveal.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

8th March, 2015

According to the business and credit risk analysis firm, which compiled the figures to mark International Women’s Day, there are currently 108,841 female company directors in Ireland. This compares with 99,149 in 2009.

Women now hold 36 per cent of private company directorships here, a figure which Christine Cullen, managing director of, described as encouraging.

“The private sector is significantly outperforming the large, publicly-quoted companies in terms of gender diversity – only 9...

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