The ESRI found that hourly wage inequality between high and low earners reduced by up to 8 per cent on foot of the minimum wage change. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s decision to raise the State’s minimum wage in 2016 reduced income inequality but had little impact on overall household income, a new(...)

Following the recession, the statutory minimum wage remained unchanged for nine years until the Low Pay Commission recommended a 6 per cent increase, to €9.15, in 2016. Photograph: iStock

A minimum wage policy may not be an effective tool in reducing the level of household poverty, according to research conducted by the Economic and Soc(...)

The commission  maintained that legislation in this area ‘may not be enforceable’. Photograph: Getty Images

New legislation or regulations to ensure that workers receive tips or gratuities paid by customers are not needed, the Low Pay Commission has advised (...)

Middle income earners will save about €250 in tax a year on the back of changes in Tuesday’s budget.

The self-employed and families with stay-at-home parents are set to gain the most from tax cuts announced in Tuesday’s budget, as Minister for Finance(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

Minimum wage workers are  more likely to lose their jobs than higher paid employees, according to the ESRI study.

About one in three workers on minimum wage moved to higher paying jobs within nine months, a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI(...)

Any increase in the national minimum wage on foot of the new recommendation could benefit up to 120,000 workers. File photograph: Getty Images

The national minimum wage is likely to be increased by 25 cent to €9.80 an hour later this year under new proposals to be given to Government. The Lo(...)

Trinity College Dublin lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university in the latest QS World University Rankings. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Ibec has criticised the Government’s plan to establish a so-called “rainy day fund”, suggesting the pot of money to be set aside is too small to act a(...)

An ESRI study found that women are twice as likely as men to be paid the minimum wage. Photograph: Getty Images

Discrimination against women shows up in many guises and extends from shabby treatment in the criminal justice system to poor political representation(...)

The ESRI’s study found that a high percentage of of female workers on minimum wage said they had taken up part-time work because it enabled them to look after children or other people. Photograph: Getty Images

Women are more than twice as likely as men to be earning the minimum wage, according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).(...)

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