Women and Men in Ireland 2016

The Central Statistics Office recently published 'Women and Men in Ireland 2016' which presents over 70 indicators that identify important gender differences in the activities of men and women in the Republic of Ireland, as well as how these relate to the international situation.  Headline figures include: Irish women are more likely to have a third-level qualification than men; the vast majority of those who look after home/family are women (although the number of men looking after home/family nearly doubled in the 10 years up to 2016); more than three quarters of the TDs in Dáil Éireann are men; four out of every five people committed to prison in 2014 were men; men work longer hours than women in paid employment and have a higher rate of employment ...  To see a full overview of the findings, visit: www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/ep/p-wamii/womenandmeninireland2016