Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (869)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

869. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the estimated cost of implementing a living wage €12.30 for all employees directly employed and or in agencies under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30777/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

My Department has calculated that, as of July 2019, the cost of implementing a Living Wage of €12.30 per hour is estimated to be €120,186.30 for all staff in respect of a full year.

In respect of the bodies under the aegis of my Department, information relating to pay in those bodies is a matter for the bodies concerned.