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Historic NMW Rates

Since the introduction of the National Minimum Wage under the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000 the rate has been adjusted on 10 occasions.

Details of these adjustments in percentage and monetary terms can be seen below:

DateMinimum WageIncrease in NMW
                  €%
1st April        2000 €5.58 (£4.40)                n/a -
1st July         2001 €6.00 (£4.70)               0.42 7.5%
1st October   2002 €6.35 (£5.00)               0.35 5.8%
1st February  2004 €7.00               0.65 10.2%
1st May         2005 €7.65               0.65 9.3%
1st January   2007  €8.30               0.65 8.5%
1st July         2007 €8.65               0.35 4.2%
19th January 2011 €7.65            - 1.00- 11.6%
1st  July       2011 €8.65               1.00 13.1%
1st January   2016  €9.15               0.50 5.8%