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31st Dec 2017

Ireland’s Minimum Wage Is Set To Increase From New Year’s Day

Lovin' Media

As confirmed in October’s Budget, Ireland’s minimum wage is being raised by 30c an hour to €9.55.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the announcement some five months ago, revealing that the new fare will be brought in by January 2018. 

Minimum wage workers will notice a rise in their paycheques from this week. 

Labour spokesperson on Worker’s Rights, Senator Ged Nash, has welcomed the news:

He said: “While modest, the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation to increase the rate by 30 cent an hour to €9.55 is a welcome but very small step in the right direction.”

The living wage in Ireland is now estimated at €11.70, almost a third higher than the current minimum wage. 

Minimum wage workers will now have an extra €12 on average in their wallets every week, or a combined €624 a year.

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