Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has thanked the Citizens’ Assembly for its work on Gender Equality in Ireland.
“The Assembly has made 45 recommendations to Government on gender, including some significant constitutional reforms. I want to thank Catherine Day and the Assembly members for the awesome work they have done.
“The Assembly was set up under the last Government with a broad remit to examine gender equality issues in contemporary Ireland.
“It has also made recommendations around caring, a more modern definition of family and issues affecting older citizens.
“As Tánaiste, Fine Gael Leader and Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment, I will engage with my colleagues in Government to ensure that their recommendations will receive early consideration, both by the Oireachtas and Government.
“It is my firm belief and resolve that Ireland should aim to be a world leader on gender equality in all its forms. This generation of women should be the last feel discriminated against, objectified sexually, overlooked for promotion, expected to fulfil a disproportionate share of caring responsibilities or paid less than their male peers for the same work. The work of Catherine Day and her Assembly will help us to further pursue those aims.”