Lack of gender equality in State’s decision-making (Ireland)

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Lack of gender equality in State’s decision-making (Ireland)

Women make up just one third of members of State boards and have been "consistently under-represented in economic portfolios," according to a report submitted to Cabinet on gender equality in decision-making roles.

It says that the figures have remained “fairly static” for some time, despite a 40% target set by consecutive administrations.

The report, ‘Towards Gender Parity in Decision Making in Ireland’, also says that one of Ireland’s weakest gender equality indicators is in politics, where it compares “very poorly” with other European countries.

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