Ireland has the second-highest minimum wage across the EU, at €1,724 per month, according to Eurofound.
Luxembourg has the highest, at €2,202, the Dublin-based EU agency said in a new survey.
Ireland’s minimum wage was raised to €10.20 an hour from January this year for people aged 20 and over.
The rate here is recommended by the Low Pay Commission to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
“Decision-makers on minimum wages were faced with determining the 2021 level of minimum wages in the context of challenging economic conditions, downward pressure on wages due to higher unemployment, and great uncertainty about the economic projections for the months ahead,” said Christine Aumayr-Pintar, senior research manager with Eurofound.