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#Minimum Wage

# minimum-wage - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living

Thu 5:54 PM 22,453 Views 39 Comments

The national minimum wage is €10.20 per hour

# minimum-wage - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Poll: Should the minimum wage for 16- and 17-year-olds be increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage for 16- and 17-year-olds be increased?

May 1st 2021, 8:29 AM 48,816 Views 91 Comments

Young workers have been hardest hit by the pandemic: with 59% of people aged 15-24 unemployed in March.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Low Pay Commission to examine increasing minimum wage by €2.10 per hour

Apr 15th 2021, 9:51 AM 28,598 Views 64 Comments

An increase to the ‘living wage’ is in the programme for government.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
# Labour Shocks
# Labour Shocks

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI

Apr 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 10,494 Views 28 Comments

With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Minimum wage hike did not lead to higher labour costs – ESRI
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

Minimum wage hike did not lead to higher labour costs – ESRI

Feb 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 14,447 Views 24 Comments

There was no evidence that firms reduced their number of employees in response to the minimum wage increase.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

The minimum wage is going to rise to €10.20 an hour in January
# 10 Cent Rise
# 10 Cent Rise

The minimum wage is going to rise to €10.20 an hour in January

Oct 6th 2020, 2:32 PM 21,093 Views 63 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said 122,000 low-paid workers would benefit from the increase.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

Taoiseach and Mary Lou McDonald clash in Dáil as ICTU withdraws from Low Pay Commission

Updated Sep 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 40,254 Views 52 Comments

ICTU was unhappy that members would not recommend an increase of more than 1%.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI
# Low Pay
# Low Pay

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI

May 7th 2020, 11:37 AM 20,912 Views 12 Comments

Retail, accommodation and food sectors employ half of all minimum wage workers in Ireland.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Minimum wage increases to €10.10 an hour from today

Feb 1st 2020, 1:14 PM 31,327 Views 43 Comments

It represents a 3% increase, or an extra 30c an hour.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper

Jan 19th 2020, 4:20 PM 52,879 Views 83 Comments

The government has defended the ad.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 21 December, 2019

How much is the minimum wage set to go up by next year? It's the week in numbers
# Week In Numbers
# Week In Numbers

How much is the minimum wage set to go up by next year? It's the week in numbers

Dec 21st 2019, 7:00 PM 35,450 Views 11 Comments

Plus: The average rent of a house in Ireland.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February
# Extra Pay
# Extra Pay

Minimum wage to increase to €10.10 per hour from February

Dec 19th 2019, 1:45 PM 42,091 Views 77 Comments

The proposed introduction was initially deferred because of uncertainty over Brexit.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

30 cent minimum wage increase deferred due to threat of no-deal Brexit

Oct 8th 2019, 8:33 PM 25,876 Views 51 Comments

The increase was set to take the minimum wage past the €10 mark for the first time.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 7 March, 2019

How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality
# ESRI
# ESRI

How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality

Mar 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,620 Views 22 Comments

Ireland’s minimum hourly wage is more than €2 less than the appropriate living wage recommended in a European Union report.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a living wage be introduced in Ireland?

Jan 22nd 2019, 10:28 AM 48,152 Views 99 Comments

€11.90 per hour has been recommended as an appropriate living wage.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

'For us, this is nonsense': Yellow vest protesters slam Macron's 'crumbs' speech

Dec 11th 2018, 7:21 AM 13,853 Views 31 Comments

After three weeks of large scale protests, Macron announced last night that the minimum wage would be increased.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage
# Low Pay Commission
# Low Pay Commission

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage

Oct 3rd 2018, 8:59 AM 12,456 Views 49 Comments

Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased by 25% to €11.90 an hour?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased by 25% to €11.90 an hour?

Jul 14th 2018, 11:59 AM 35,619 Views 130 Comments

The current minimum wage is €2.35 below the living wage?

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'
# Column
# Column

Living wage: 'Ireland is an outlier in terms of its high levels of low pay'

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 AM 70,944 Views 77 Comments

Other countries seem to manage fine with decent wages, writes Robert Sweeney.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

Apr 18th 2018, 9:27 AM 31,645 Views 144 Comments

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)
# Low Pay Commission
# Low Pay Commission

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

Apr 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,871 Views 25 Comments

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law
# Employment
# Employment

Zero-hour contracts to be banned in most cases under new law

Dec 6th 2017, 6:35 AM 21,754 Views 33 Comments

The new Bill to be published this week aims to tackle the casualisation of work.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men
# Report
# Report

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men

Nov 1st 2017, 7:29 AM 7,577 Views 26 Comments

An ESRI report said this was because women were more likely to work in part-time jobs or smaller firms.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour
# 30 Cent Richer
# 30 Cent Richer

Minimum wage: Taoiseach welcomes recommendation of €9.55 per hour

Jul 18th 2017, 2:50 PM 15,055 Views 60 Comments

The ‘living wage’ currently stands at €11.70 an hour.

# minimum-wage - Thursday 27 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

One in 10 Irish workers are earning the minimum wage or less

Apr 27th 2017, 6:10 AM 13,326 Views 61 Comments

A release from the CSO suggests that just over 10% of Irish workers are earning €9.25 an hour or less.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 16 October, 2016

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many workers are on the minimum wage?

Oct 16th 2016, 9:30 PM 31,676 Views 60 Comments

FactCheck attempts to referee a post-Budget dispute between a Fine Gael Junior Minister and an AAA-PBP TD.

# minimum-wage - Monday 25 July, 2016

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government raise the minimum wage by 10 cent?

Jul 25th 2016, 9:26 AM 19,978 Views 68 Comments

The Low Pay Commission have recommended raising the minimum wage from €9.15 to €9.25,

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?
# Debate Room
# Debate Room

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jul 25th 2016, 6:30 AM 1,632 Views 60 Comments

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Why increasing the minimum wage won't lift most households out of poverty
# Work
# Work

Why increasing the minimum wage won't lift most households out of poverty

Jun 15th 2016, 6:40 AM 13,126 Views 62 Comments

New research has found that most low-paid workers actually live in homes with above-average incomes.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should employers pay their workers at least €11.50 an hour?

Mar 30th 2016, 9:16 AM 29,363 Views 159 Comments

Ikea is raising its pay for Irish staff to €11.50 an hour – the basic rate considered necessary to fund a decent standard of living.

# minimum-wage - Monday 4 January, 2016

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage
# Surprise
# Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

Jan 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 24,223 Views 74 Comments

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

# minimum-wage - Friday 18 December, 2015

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'
# Extra Cash
# Extra Cash

Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is 'horse sense'

Dec 18th 2015, 6:06 AM 23,994 Views 100 Comments

Which means good.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour
# Fiddy Cent
# Fiddy Cent

The minimum wage is going up to €9.15 per hour

Oct 13th 2015, 3:38 PM 13,995 Views 16 Comments

It’s an increase of 50c on the old rate.

# minimum-wage - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

Sep 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 24,990 Views 167 Comments

This is the estimated rate a person needs to earn to afford a decent standard of living.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Business groups are lining up to pour scorn on the coalition's minimum wage plans
# No Cents
# No Cents

Business groups are lining up to pour scorn on the coalition's minimum wage plans

Jul 21st 2015, 10:27 PM 14,430 Views 95 Comments

The Low Pay Commission has issued its report. ISME says there’s “no justifiable economic argument” for the increase.

# minimum-wage - Monday 20 July, 2015

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'
# The Payoff
# The Payoff

Another 50c an hour 'won't help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes'

Jul 20th 2015, 5:14 PM 20,178 Views 115 Comments

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers
# Swede As A Nut
# Swede As A Nut

Ikea is going to pay the living wage for all its Irish workers

Jul 20th 2015, 12:26 PM 34,250 Views 64 Comments

The flat-pack furniture chain has committed to “meaningful” pay for staff.

# minimum-wage - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

Jul 19th 2015, 11:48 AM 21,592 Views 144 Comments

ISME said an increase would have a “substantial knock-on effects for businesses”.

# minimum-wage - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?
# Enough To Live On
# Enough To Live On

Should the minimum wage be raised to €11.50 an hour?

Jul 14th 2015, 12:18 PM 19,372 Views 112 Comments

The support to increase the minimum wage has been described as “overwhelming”.

# minimum-wage - Saturday 4 July, 2015

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay
# Ready To Rumble
# Ready To Rumble

An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians' pay

Jul 4th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,351 Views 190 Comments

Sinn Féin is embarking on a national campaign to inform voters as it believes an election is imminent.

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