The Gender Pay Gap

The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021, implemented in 2022, sets out employers’ obligations in relation to gender pay gap reporting.

What is the Gender Pay Gap?

On 13 July 2021, the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 (the Act) was signed into law and on 3 June 2022 the Employment Equality Act 1998 (section 20A) (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) were published. Effectively, this means that every company in Ireland with more than 250 employees must pick a ‘snapshot’ pay day and, 6 months later, report their gender pay gap. NCI chose 30 June, and so published their first Gender Pay Gap report on 30 December 2022.

Context of NCI

The Gender Pay Gap report for a complex higher education institution such as NCI is both challenging and rewarding. It is challenging not just because of the mix of part-time/full-time/fixed/flexible/permanent/temporary contracts, but also because traditional societal gender imbalances are reflected in some roles, which can make the naked statistics look unflattering when stripped of context. The reward of this report comes in reading through it all and understanding why the statistics look like they do.

NCI's Gender Pay Gap Report

The following report outlines the methodology employed to gather data along with the results and details analysis. Strategic actions the College will take towards closing the gender pay gap are also outlined in the report.

Download the report for full context.