An experienced adult employee is entitled to a minimum rate of pay of €8.65 per
hour (from 1st of July 2007) under the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000.
An experienced adult employee is an employee who has been in any employment
in any two years from the date of first employment over the age of 18.
Lesser rates apply to other categories of workers.
The two years employment referred to here does not have to be with the same employer, or in the same industry, or even in Ireland.
All employment over age 18 is reckonable for the purposes of the minimum
The minimum rate of pay increases from time to time. When it does there
is usually wide media coverage of it.