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Kenny: No date for reversal of minimum wage cut

The Taoiseach has said that an exact date for a reversal of the minimum wage cut could not be set.

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SPEAKING IN THE Dáil today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he cannot set an exact date for a reversal of the minimum wage cut, and said that such a move would require approval under the EU/IMF deal.

Replying to a question put by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Kenny recognised that the question of the minimum wage was an “important issue for those who are locked into it”, reports RTÉ.

Last November’s budget saw the minimum wage being cut by one euro an hour, from €8.75 to €7.75. The former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said that Ireland had the second-highest minimum wage in Europe and that it was not sustainable at a time of crisis”.

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