Goal of gender parity is still a long way off
Published 20/07/2015 | 02:30
Great strides have been made in recent decades to foster equality between women and men.
But we still face major challenges to close gaps in areas such as pay, equal treatment and childcare - as well as opening minds still closed to the elevation of women to key decision-making roles and positions of power.
The sexist remarks allegedly directed towards Ireland's youngest elected female politician - Sinn Féin Councillor Lisa Marie Sheehy (21) claims male colleagues made remarks about her appearance and told her women are only in politics to make tea - are as deplorable as they are outdated.