Here is how many women hold Ireland's top civil service jobs

It has been revealed that just two of the 17 top civil service jobs are held by women.

Figures from the Irish Daily Mail also show that men account for two-thirds of the senior roles in government departments.

Just two departments - Arts & Culture and Jobs - are led by a female secretary general.

It has led to accusations of an "old boys club" with calls for more to be done to tackle gender equality.

- Digital Desk

More in this Section

INTO elects John Boyle as next general secretary

Doctor accused of murdering son was 'amazing' mother, neighbour tells court

Revised timeline for college offers still not approved by CAO

Homeless man 'absolutely devastated' after shipping container demolished in Wicklow


2018 arts year in review: How was it for you?

No rest for the festive workers

Death threats won't stop Jodi Picoult taking on difficult subjects

More From The Irish Examiner