82% of Irish murder victims are male

More than 4 out of  5 Irish murder victims are male says a new report on men in Ireland.

Other killer facts on Irish men include the news that they are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed, nine times more likely to be in prison and can expect to die five years younger than Irish women.

The Irish workforce remains highly gendered with women accounting for 91.8 per cent of nurses,  83.5 per cent of health and social care professionals and 82.8 per cent of primary teachers.

Irish men are nearly twice as likely to leave school early and less likely to have a third-level qualification. Despite their better levels of education women are less likely to be in employment or unemployed and account for 80% of people in receipt of carer’s allowance and carer’s benefit.


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

Posted in NEWS, World News On Men's Issues

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