Written answers

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Gender Equality

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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214. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he is taking to identify and address gender pay disparity in his Department and public bodies and agencies that operate under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17368/22]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 has introduced the legislative basis for gender pay gap reporting and I understand from the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth that regulations under the Act will be published in the coming weeks. The regulations will require organisations with over 250 employees to report on their gender pay gap in 2022.

As will be provided for in the legislation, my Department will choose a ‘snapshot’ date of their employees in June 2022 and will report on the hourly gender pay gap for those employees on the same date in December 2022. My Department will include in its report:

- The mean and median hourly wage gap, the former reflecting the entire pay range in an organisation and the latter excluding the impact of unusually high earners.

- Data on bonus pay.

- The mean and median pay gaps for part-time employees and for employees on temporary contracts.

- The proportions of male and female employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.

My Department will also prepare and publish a statement setting out, in our opinion, the reasons for the gender pay gap in the Department and what measures are being taken or proposed to be taken by the Department to eliminate or reduce that pay gap.

I have asked the Agencies under my Department's aegis to provide the information directly to the Deputy. Please contact my office if you have not received a reply within 10 days.


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