Meath County Council has today published its Gender Pay Gap Report, highlighting the percentage
difference between what men and women are paid on average in the organisation, irrespective of roles
The 2023 report shows a Mean Gender Pay Gap where, on average, males are paid 6.56% more than
females. However, the Median Gender Pay Gay shows that median rate of pay for females is 0.31%
higher than the median rate of pay for males.
As of 30th June 2022 Meath County Council employed 950 people, 428 male and 522 female.
78% were full time with 22% parttime.
45 % of staff positions were management and administration, 21% are employed in professional and
technical roles with 26% in general services and 8% in fire services.
Employers with more than 250 employees in Ireland are required to publish their gender pay gap data
before the end of 2023 and within six months of their reference date. Meath County Council and all local
authorities in the country chose 30th June 2023 as the reference date.
Commenting following the publication of the report, Meath County Council Chief Executive Kieran
Kehoe said: “Working in local government gives people the opportunity to play a key role in the positive
development of their county and community. As an employer, Meath County Council is committed to
providing a positive and supportive environment for employees. The Council offers flexible and family-
friendly arrangements, blended working, and great career progression and education opportunities.”
See the Council’s Gender Pay Gap report on www.meath.ie, just search for Gender Pay Gap Report
Meath County Council is also encouraging anyone looking for a job to visit their website www.meath.ie
to find out more about the work they do.