The minimum wage will be increased by 50c from next January, according to reports this evening.
It was confirmed today that the Low Pay Commission has recommended that the Government introduce the boost in the October budget, as the Irish economy is currently improving.
Over 70,000 workers will see a boost in their pay packets if the move goes ahead, with the hourly minimum wage increasing from €8.65 to €9.15.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the recommendation and said that those working should receive higher compensation than those on social welfare, vowing to address the increase in the upcoming budget.
The Commission has also recommended that changes be introduced to tax and PRSI measures for those on low income.