Good news for everyone who already lives or is coming to the Emerald Isle. From the 1st February 2020, Ireland’s minimum wage is € 10.10 per hour.
The increase of € 0.30 compared to 2019 will benefit more than 127 thousand workers.
The readjustment was announced by the Minister of for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, at the end of 2019, as a consequence of the strong growth of gains across the economy in the last year and thanks to greater clarity in the United Kingdom regarding its plans for the BREXIT.
In October 2019, the government accepted the proposal to raise the minimum wage as recommended by the Low Pay Commission, an independent body charged with examining the appropriate statutory minimum wage rate. However, a decision was made to postpone any increase until there was greater clarity about BREXIT and the ability of companies to absorb an increase.
“With this increase in the minimum wage, an employee who works 39 hours a week will now earns an additional of € 11.70 per week, or a gross additional of € 608.40 per year,” said the minister.
Check out the table below with the minimum wage adjustments in Ireland over the years:
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