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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.


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.


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

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