Minister of State at the Department of Jobs Ged Nash (left), who  fronts the Low Paid Commission, has been pushing for a series of pay increases over the next few years but Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton (right)  disagrees, insisting this is not the time for wage rises. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Finance has argued against increasing the minimum wage in a submission to the Low Pay Commission. Officials in Michael Noonan’s depa(...)