One in five full time workers aren't making enough to cover basic expenses.
An expert group has recommended that the living wage here should increase to €14.80 per hour.
The Living Wage Technical Group recommended the 6.9% increase, which amounts to a rise of 95c from their previous advised level of €13.85.
The Government has set a target of bringing in a by 2026, which is due to be set at 60% of the median wage. According to 2024 levels to be €13.80 per hour.
From The minimum wage is set to increase to €12.70 from next year. It will represent a rise of €1.40 an hour, and is a 12.3% increase from the current minimum wage of €11.30 an hour.
But Colette Bennett, from Social Justice Ireland, says a bigger increase in the minimum wage is needed to help low paid workers make ends meet.
"One in five of those who are working full time don't earn the living wage, and that gap is increasing all the time.
"We are expecting to see that the minimum wage increase. And again, it is a significant increase by over a euro an hour next year.
"But it's still going to be about a third of the difference that's actually needed".