Gender Pay Gap At Midlands Local Authority Among Highest In Ireland

A survey of the country's county councils found women were paid more than men in 13 local authorities nationwide.

A midlands local authority has one of the largest gender pay gaps among county councils in Ireland.

Men earn 5.5% more than women on average at Laois County Council, the third highest pay gap in the country.

The situation is different at Offaly County Council, where women are paid 4% more.

The pay gap is relatively low at Westmeath County Council, at just 1.28%, in favour in men.

The smallest pay gap in the country belongs to the local authority in Kildare, at 0.07% in favour of women, while a 6.56% gap in favour of men credits Carlow County Council with the largest gender pay gap.

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