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Living Wage Group recommends increase of 60c to €12.90 per hour

The Living Wage Technical Group (LWTG) in Ireland has recommended an increase of 60c per hour to €12.90.

The LWTG establishes the average gross salary that should enable full-time employed adults without dependents across Ireland to afford an acceptable standard of living.

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Over the past year, the increases in the cost of housing, transport and communications are driving the overall rise.

Higher rents in particular were a significant driver in the overall rise in expenditure.

In Dublin, weekly housing costs rose by 6% over the past year, or an extra €17 per week.

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The national minimum wage in Ireland now stands at €10.20 per hour.

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