We need less macho talk: Burton
Tánaiste Joan Burton said she does not believe in "macho decision-making" and insisted everyone benefited from having more women around the Cabinet table.
Speaking at a women's executive network breakfast, Ms Burton said she was not suggesting all men rush to make decisions or that women are always deliberate and sensitive.
However, she added: "Generalisations are dangerous, but I think many of you will agree that we often approach things differently than men - whether in the boardroom or in the workplace or, for that matter, in Cabinet - and decision-making is better from having our influence there."
She recognised gender quotas were difficult for some women to accept but said they make up just 15pc of TDs in the Dáil and this is "simply not enough".