Plans to close the gender pay gap are being discussed at a conference in Dublin this afternoon.
Senior policymakers, business representatives, trades unions and academics are discussing how to create pay equality at Iveagh House.
The pay gap between men and women in Ireland is around 14 percent.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan is one of today's speakers. Ahead of the event he underlined the importance of the coming year pay equality "2018 is a very significant year for Irish women, marking a centenary since women achieved voting rights in Ireland. This anniversary will provide significant momentum to implement the gender equality measures. Minister David Stanton and I have a range of plans to advance the gender equality agenda in 2018.”