The minimum wage was introduced in Ireland in 2000. The current level of minimum wage (€8.65) was set in 2007 and it has not risen since then. It was cut briefly to €7.65 in 2011 – but that cut was reversed soon after it was made.
A comparison in 2012 showed that after adjusting for “Purchasing Power Parity” Ireland had the fifth highest Minimum Wage in the European Union. (Behind Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium and France) and just one spot above the UK.
On comparison, recipients in Ireland are paid €1,462 per month, with €1,921 in Luxembourg and €1,216 in the UK.