Latest figures show men in the midlands were paid over €150 more than women in 2021.
'Pay discrimination' among women in the midlands is 'fundamentally wrong and it needs to stop.'
They're the words of Longford Westmeath Sinn Féin TD Sorca Clarke, after CSO figures showed men in the region were paid more than €150 more than women on average in 2021.
Men earned €818 on average per week, while women received €647.
The average employee in the region earned a weekly wage of €733, according to the figures
Laois residents were paid the most, at €749, followed by €740 in Westmeath and €711 in Offaly.
The average wage across the country was €820.
Deputy Clarke says she wants answers: