Lidl in Terenure

Lidl Ireland has committed to paying staff the updated living wage rate of €12.30 per hour. The German supermarket chain said the change would benefi(...)

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased to about €10.10 per hour for adult workers from next year.

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased to about €10.10 per hour for adult workers from next year. It is understood that the Low Pay Comm(...)

The Living Wage Technical Group has raised what it considers the minimum hourly pay rate a worker needs to cover basic cost of living expenses to €11.70.

Rising rents associated with the current housing crisis have been blamed for a hike in the living wage. The Living Wage Technical Group has raised wha(...)

 Tim Callan from the ESRI. The think tank has said that raising the minimum wage is an inefficient way to reduce poverty. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Raising the minimum wage is an inefficient way to reduce poverty, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). A study by the econ(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)

German retailer Aldi is to created 400 new jobs in the Republic.

Aldi Ireland is to recruit 400 new staff and raise its minimum pay rate to €11.50 an hour, equivalent to the living- wage threshold. The move comes on(...)

The minimum hourly living wage a person needs has been put at €11.50 an hour by the Living Wage Technical Group, an increase of 5 cents on the 2014 rate. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People in Ireland need to earn almost €450 a week to be able to afford an acceptable standard of living, according to new research to be published thi(...)

 The living wage differs from the legally required minimum wage which is set by law and can fail to meet the requirements for a basic standard of living

The living wage is defined as the minimum salary an individual worker requires to meet his or her basic needs for housing, utilities, transport, healt(...)