Thursday 17 August 2017

RTE's Martina: 'Irish firms should reveal their stats on gender pay gap'

CONVERSATION: RTE’s political correspondent Martina Fitzgerald is keen to see the evidence of pay discrepancies between male and female workers. Photo: Tony Gavin
CONVERSATION: RTE’s political correspondent Martina Fitzgerald is keen to see the evidence of pay discrepancies between male and female workers. Photo: Tony Gavin
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

RTE's political correspondent, Martina Fitzgerald, said she is very much "looking forward" to new measures which would force Irish companies to publish pay discrepancies between male and female workers in their workforce.

The journalist said the official figures on the gender pay gap were wholly unacceptable and she, like any inquisitive woman, would be "curious" about the figures in Ireland's leading companies.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent this weekend at the annual UCD festival, Ms Fitzgerald said: "There is a big international conversation happening at the moment about the gender pay gap and they are moving towards publishing the statistics in Europe.

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