According to Irish Central Statistics Office, median weekly earnings of Indian women who work in Ireland was higher than any other citizen in Ireland in 2022. Their median weekly earnings in 2022 was Euro 886.93 compared to Euro 670.90 in respect of all nationalities, male and female, resident in Ireland. In fact, Indian women there also had higher average weekly earnings than their Indian male counterparts. Akhilesh Mishra, Ambassador of India to Ireland said they are breaking all gender pay barriers in the island country. He attributed it to initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to encourage girl child education back in India behind phenomenal rise in salary of Indian women in Ireland.
Mishra said, “What is happening in the Indian community here is a result of the paradigm change under Hon’ble Modi, shift from rhetorical pro-women slogans of the past to the comprehensive, life-cycle-based action in mission-mode for women empowerment.”
Mishra added, “Hon’ble PM’s personal initiatives like Swachchha Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Selfie with Daughter, support for women entrepreneurship and recognition of inspiring women role models in space, STEM research and other unconventional areas—all have reverberations in the Indian diaspora and have influenced the dynamics of India-Ireland people-to-people ties as well. In a significant change, now women from even tier 2/3 cities are also coming to Ireland to pursue higher education and taking up cutting-edge and challenging professional responsibilities. In the past couple of years, we also see a heartening trend of Indian women-led start-ups in Ireland.”
Indian females earned 4 per cent more than India males (Euro 852.98). With the exception of Indian nationals, median earnings for males were higher than for females across all nationality groupings.
In terms of median weekly earning, Indian nationals ranked first in Ireland at Euro 873.38, followed by the UK nationals at Euro 710.32 (Euro 820.24 among males and Euro 582.34 females).
Applauding the outstanding performance of Indian women in Ireland, Akhilesh Mishra, Ambassador of India to Ireland said “It echoes the aspirational change in the people of India. The Indian diaspora in Ireland, now about 80,000 including 45,000 Indian citizens, is unique as it comprises mainly first generation, young, high-value professionals who are deeply connected with and influenced by the women-led, inclusive economic development ushered in by Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi.”
He also paid tribute to the generosity of the Irish society which provides a women-friendly, welcoming eco-system for education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Expanding and nurturing connectivity between vibrant innovation eco-systems of India and Ireland is the highest priority for the Embassy.
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