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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE IRISH CIVIL SERVICE:AN INTERIM REVIEW

Evelyn Mahon (Lecturer in the Department of Lan‐guages and Applied Social Studies at the University of Limerick)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

The national context Ireland has the lowest proportion of married women in the paid labour force (20%). A Catholic patriarchal ideology has enshrined the position of women in the home in the Irish Constitution and until EC entry in 1973, aspects of Irish labour law embodied this attitude (Mahon 1987). For in‐stance a legal ban on the employment of married women in the Civil Service existed until 1973.

Citation

Mahon, E. (1991), "EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE IRISH CIVIL SERVICE:AN INTERIM REVIEW", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010539

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