Will Ireland’s low-paid workers get a minimum wage rise?
A decision is expected this week on whether the minimum wage will be raised, but it now looks unlikely
It sounds like a scene from a fantasy novel by JRR Tolkein or CS Lewis. Before the third Tuesday of every July, a group of elders must gather together to decide the fate of more than 100,000 men and women.
The National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 isn’t quite as compelling a read as that description might suggest. But it does have major significance for those earning low wages in this country, as well...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
All Digital Access + eReader
Unlimited Access for 1 Month
*New subscribers only
€149 For the 1st Year
Unlimited Access for 1 Year
90 Day Pass
Unlimited Access for 2 Years
Get a Business Account for you and your team
Varadkar and Donohoe clash over new tax break plans for remote workers
Tánaiste wants ‘ambitious’ incentives and capital allowances to encourage the practice, but Donohoe fears the effect on city centres and career development for young staff
Fianna Fáil ministers to turn down 2 per cent pay rise
Public criticism led to Fine Gael ministers turning down the extra €2,000, while the Green Party has not yet confirmed its decision
Confusing messages and lack of clarity raise the ire of a weary nation
Politicians are divided on whether the government is losing its way or making the best of a difficult and largely unpredictable situation
Fianna Fáil takes hit over lockdown and slow rate of vaccine rollout
The latest Business Post/Red C poll shows Fianna Fáil slipping to 13 per cent, Fine Gael steady at 29 per cent, the Greens have dropped to 3 per cent, with Sinn Féin up two points to draw level with Fine Gael