Just before Christmas, a government report highlighted that over half of the Irish population believes the most important role for a woman is to take care of her home and family. The most important role for a man, according to a significant proportion of the population (almost 40%), is to earn money.
Ireland is something of a mixed bag when it comes to gender equality. As a country, Ireland performs well in international and European rankings: it ranks seventh in the EU in the European Institute for Gender Equality’s (EIGE) index, and scores ahead of the EU’s overall total.
Click here to read the full article published by The Journal on 10 January 2022.