Ibec said the minimum wage in Ireland was 7 per cent higher than in the UK and there was no justification for any increase. Photograph: The Irish Times

Employers have argued there is no justification for further increases in the national minimum wage. The minimum wage increased by 50 cent to €9.15 f(...)

Britain’s retailers predict that almost 1m jobs in the sector — a third of today’s total — will disappear by 2025 as technology and the rising minimum wage reshape the industry. (Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Britain’s retailers predict that almost 1m jobs in the sector — a third of today’s total — will disappear by 2025 as technology and the rising minimu(...)

Conventional wisdom states that Joan Burton’s team is going to take one hell of a beating at the upcoming election. Yet there was little evidence of(...)

Minister Ged Nash said Article 41.2 of Constitution, which could be put to a popular vote, was ‘completely outdated, completely anachronistic’. Photograph: David Meehan / The Irish Times

The Labour Party has committed to removing a section of the Constitution that stipulates that a woman place is in the home as part of its general elec(...)

A single person on the minimum wage working 39 hours per week will be better off by €708 per year or €14 per week as a result of the increase.

The national minimum wage will rise to €9.15 per hour from Friday, January 1st, 2016 following a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission. Ministe(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “If you look at the City of London – and this is one of the few things I have in common with Boris Johnson – we’re both very strong supporters of the living wage.”

The Labour Party will commit to increasing the minimum wage by 50 cent every year if re-elected to government, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said. Ms Bur(...)

The Labour leadership has made the tactical decision to campaign unambiguously for a return of the Coalition. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

Predictions about the imminent demise of the Labour Party have been one of the recurring features of Irish politics since the foundation of the State,(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: Will also promise to increase the national minimum wage over the coming years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

All State employees as well as those working for contractors employed by public bodies will be paid the living wage if the Labour Party is returned to(...)

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash  said it was well-known  the vast majority of those who were paid the national minimum wage were women. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government has asked the Low Pay Commission to investigate why so many women are paid only the national minimum wage. Minister for Business and Em(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Government officials are looking at the scope for a bigger tax-cuts package than the agreed €750 million limit through a series of revenue-raising mea(...)