National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law. The rate will depend on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice.

NB - the National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies.

Latest updates

New regulations (12 April 2018): National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI.No.455/2018) - New regulations that provide for increases in the National Minimum Wage from April 2018 >> More NMW regulations

New regulations (27 March 2017): National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI.No.465/2017) - New regulations that provide for increases in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from April 2017 >> More NMW regulations