New Minimum Wage - Ireland

Ireland will increase its minimum wage from €10.10 per hour to €10.20 per hour on January 1st, 2021.

The new minimum wage will take effect 01 January 2021. 

All employees in Ireland who currently earn €10.10, should see a 10c increase in their hourly rate.

Employers in Ireland must comply with the National Minimum Wage Act, with the exception of certain employment of people under the age of 18 or people employed pursuant to Employment Regulation Orders and registered employment agreements. Employers should be sure to raise salaries to meet the new minimum wage. Intra-Company Transfer Permit and Contract for Services Permit holders allow employers to count certain allowances, such as housing or health insurance, toward meeting the minimum salary threshold required for the visa category. Employers should adjust the base remuneration to meet the higher national minimum wage before adding the allowances.