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Our masters in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion research focused on the Motherhood penalty and how opting for flexible work can affect the career trajectory of a mother working in a professional role in Ireland.

Thanks to the Examiner and Sharon Ni Chonchuir for shining a light on ‘Greedy Jobs’ in this article ‘Pay Gap Affects Mums more than Dads’

‘O’Reilly thinks employers can help address the issue of working mothers’ earnings by changing their attitudes to part time and flexible work. ‘Flexible work campaigner, Anna Whitehouse, AKA Mother Pukka , puts it best ‘ Part time doesn’t mean part talented, part ambitious or part-arsed.’ Women and Mothers should not be punished for opting for flexible work when they find that the expectations of a full time role are unsustainable when added to the household management, caregiving duties and everything else’

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