According to figures published by Ireland's Central Statistic Office (CSO), Irish women are likely to live 5 years longer than men.

The life expectancy for women in Ireland is 81.6 years, and the life expectancy for men is 76.8 years.

The CSO figures also inform us that women also have better educational qualifications than men.

Interestingly, over 80 per cent of health service and primary education employees are female. However, 67 per cent of medical and dental consultants are male, and over half of Primary school principals are male.

The figures also show that 20 per cent of the female workforce is in clerical or secretarial positions. Only 5.6 percent of employed males work in the clerical sector.

However, 96 per cent of all workers that are employed in physical trades are male. The EU found that Ireland had an almost perfect gender balance in the employment sector.

Only 14 per cent of Irish MPs are female, while the average female representation in national parliaments in the EU was 24 per cent.

Slightly more males have no religious affiliations. 3.5 per cent of men have no religion as opposed to 2.2% of females.

The CSO also found that women were more likely to be hospitalized with depression whilst men are more likely to be treated for schizophrenia and alcoholism.

The CSO figures also found that 80 per cent of all murder victims were male. Irish men were most likely to perpetrate a murder.

Irish women also earn less than men. In 2007 a Woman's salary was on average two thirds less than a males.

The answer to the perennial question, “what do women want?” is simple – everything!