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Minimum wage to rise for fifth year in a row

‘Greater clarity’ over Brexit clears way for 30c increase from February

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

19th December, 2019
Regina Doherty said the increase showed the government’s “commitment to supporting low paid workers”. Picture: Leah Farrell/

The minimum wage is to rise for the fifth year in a row, by 30c to €10.10 an hour.

Ministers had postponed the increase, which will benefit 137,000 workers, because of uncertainty over Brexit.

The government said yesterday, however, that it had “greater clarity” about the UK’s plans after Boris Johnson won an 80-seat majority in this month’s British general election. The win will allow him to get his draft EU withdrawal deal through Westminster by...

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