The Government is to host a symposium on the gender pay gap in Dublin next week. 

The event on Wednesday will bring together senior policymakers, business representatives, trades unions and academics. 

A public consultation was launched in August last year on measures to address the gap, which drew 38 responses and suggestions.

The Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan will brief those attending on the submissions received.

The symposium will also hear about the initiatives under consideration in the European Commission to address the gender pay gap.