Stunning New National Minimum Wage in Ireland

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The national minimum wage in Ireland is €10.50 per hour. 

However, the following detailed rates apply:

AgeMinimum Hourly Rate of Pay % of National Minimum Wage
Under 18€7.3570%
18 years old€8.4080%
19 years old€9.4590%
National Minimum Wage (20+)€10.50100%

However, if you receive board or lodgings, that is food or accommodation from your employer, there are other maximum amounts that can apply. These are:

  • for board only €0.94 per hour worked;
  • for accommodation only €24.81 per week or €3.55 per day.

The following categories of employees are excluded from the National Minimum Wage:

  • employees who are close relatives of the employer, where the employer is a Sole Trader
  • a craft apprentice within the meaning of the Industrial Training Act, 1967, or the Labour of Services Act, 1987
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