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# Low Pay Commission

Last year
Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall
Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Irish minimum wage has increased on a yearly basis from 2016 onwards.
All time
Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.
Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.
Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission
ICTU was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.
Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February
The proposed introduction was initially deferred because of uncertainty over Brexit.
'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.
'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage
Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.
Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?
A previous increase in the rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers.
After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)
It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.
Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?
The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,
Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'
Which means good.
Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers
The flat-pack furniture chain has committed to “meaningful” pay for staff.
Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.
Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on...
That’s as long as his government gets re-elected, mind.
Ireland should 'embrace' a population of 10 million
And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.
Enda Kenny thinks he's 'very much' worth his €185k salary
But what do you think?
Here's some good news if you earn the minimum wage
A new Low Pay Commission is being set up to examine the current rate of €8.65 and whether it should be increased.
Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers
Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.
Richard Bruton: Now is not the time for wage increases
The Jobs Minister’s position contrasts with those in Labour who want a Low Pay Commission.