Editor's Viewpoint: Where the female creme de la creme can rise to the top
The gender pay gap is a contentious issue in the workplace but an astonishing statistic has emerged in Northern Ireland.
Women in full-time employment earn marginally more on average than men.
The reason is that proportionally they are better represented in higher paid careers and also more work in the public sector which is better paid than the private sector.
This is the only region of the UK where woman enjoy this superior status - but those in part-time work continue to fare worse than men.
The message is clear for women, if you want to get ahead come here and work full time... although you still won't earn more than radio presenter Stephen Nolan.