Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar  TD arriving at Government Buildings for a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Low Pay Commission has been asked by the Government to look at the design of a “living wage” for workers in an Irish context. As part of its stud(...)

‘The gig economy model that is often believed to be the new utopia of opportunity is not so enlightening.’ File photograph: Getty

At the end of January 2021 almost 500,000 workers here were on the pandemic unemployment payment. The roll out of vaccination programmes has shifted m(...)

The ESRI study assessed the impact of the government’s decision to increase the minimum hourly rate from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour in 2016.

Fears that hiking the minimum wage in 2016 would lead to a significant increase in labour costs proved unfounded, a study by the Economic and Social (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tom Honan/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government is considering how to transform the Low Pay Commission into a living wage commission to meet its programme for government commitment fo(...)

The proposal for the increase in the national minimum wage  was based on a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: iStock

The national minimum wage for adults is to be increased by 10 cent per hour from the beginning of January next year. The new rate will be set at €10.(...)

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Taoiseach has Mary Lou McDonald pegged as a street angel and House devil. All sweetness and light when the spotlight is off and total drama queen (...)

About 340,000 staff across the public service are set to receive a two per cent pay rise in October.  Photograph:  iStock

The Low Pay Commission is understood to have formally recommended to the Government that the national minimum wage should be increased by 10c per hour(...)

Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald of taking every opportunity to ‘tell untruths’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There were heated and bitter Dáil exchanges on Wednesday between the Taoiseach and the Sinn Féin leader in a row over the Low Pay Commission and chang(...)

Ictu general secretary  Patricia King. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The trade union movement has walked out of the Low Pay Commission, saying it was not prepared to sign up to a proposed increase of 10 cent per hour in(...)

The Low Pay Commission had been scheduled to provide by Tuesday a recommendation to the Government on any increase to the national minimum wage. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Low Pay Commission has deferred until September making a recommendation to the Government on any increase to the national minimum wage paid to som(...)

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