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(...)

‘I am determined to always stand up for fairness and the employment rights of low-paid and precarious workers,’ said the Minister. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has said she will not stand for workers being treated unfairly on her watch in re(...)

Micheál Martin said families who previously could have expected  council housing were now facing living in emergency accommodation long-term. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Ireland has the lowest rate of home-ownership since the 1970s because of the obstacles now faced by people attempting to buy their own property, Fiann(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins rejected Leo Varadkar’s claim as a red herring. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted the Government cannot support a Sinn Féin Bill to stop employers using tips or service charges to make up contract(...)

In some restaurants, it has emerged, tips or service charges become part of general business cashflow, used to pay wages and other business outgoings. A number File photograph: George Clerk/iStock/Getty Images

Minister for Employment Affairs Regina Doherty is writing to a number of restaurants who are including tips received by their employees as part of sal(...)

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(...)

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