Minimum wage for adults rises €13.20 a month

The minimum wage for people aged 23 and over will go up €13.20 to €1,469.40 a month on January 1, 2013.

The rise stems from the official link between the minimum wage and wage rises in the collective sector.
The rise means the over 23s must earn a minimum of €8.48 an hour for a 40-hour week.
Youth minimum pay rates have also risen – from next year an 18-year-old must earn at least €3.86 an hour, a rise of four cents. The pay for 15-year-olds will rise two cents an hour to €2.54.
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