On the 9th August 2017, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Charles Flanagan TD and the Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, Mr David Stanton TD, launched a public consultation paper on tackling the gender pay gap. The consultation process is now open and will run for six weeks. 

The purpose of this consultation process is to invite views from interested parties to inform the development of the package of measures to tackle the gender pay gap, and to identify issues to be advanced through further discussion with union and employer stakeholders.  

Interested parties are requested to make submissions in writing, preferably by email. Submissions are requested by 5pm on Wednesday 4 October 2017, and should be made:  

By email to:  


genderequality@justice.ie, with “Gender Pay Gap Consultation 2017” in the subject line  


or by post to:  

Gender Pay Gap Consultation 2017  

Gender Equality Division  

Department of Justice and Equality  

Bishops Square,  

Redmond’s Hill,  

Dublin 2  



Further details and link to the Consultation Document: 'Measures to tackle the gender pay gap' can be found on our website here.


This consultation is closed