The minimum wage in Ireland will rise to €10.50 an hour in January 2022
THE NATIONAL MINIMUM wage will rise by 30c to €10.50 per hour from 1 January 2022.
This represents a 30-cent increase, or just under 3%, on the current National Minimum Wage of €10.20 per hour and will see at least an estimated 135,000 people get a boost to their wages.
The increase in the nominal minimum wage in Ireland to €10.50 will move Ireland from having the third highest nominal minimum wage rate of the 21 EU member states that have national minimum wages to having the second highest. In 2021, Ireland’s rate was 6th in the rankings, when adjusted for purchasing power standards.