Ireland: National Minimum Wage Increased

The national statutory minimum wage increased on January 1, 2017, to EUR 9.25 per hour (EUR 18,759 annually, based on a 39-hour work week), per the National Minimum Wage Order 2016.

Cases Where Increases May Be Required

This regulation affects all workers and will have the biggest impact on foreign nationals under the following types of work authorisation:

Those where a lower salary threshold is accepted, including the following:

  • Dependent/Partner/Spouse Employment Permit;

  • Internship Employment Permit; and

  • Atypical Working Scheme Authorisation.