CSO figures show fall in average wage for Irish workers

There's been a dramatic fall in the average wage for Irish workers - in just three months.

New figures published by the C-S-O show wages fell by 1.9 per cent in the three months between July and September.

The average weekly wage is now 671 euro and 70 cent - or the equivalent of just under 35,000 euro a year.

Meanwhile the average worker's hours also extended - and workers now work 12 minutes more every week, compared to a year ago, for 1.4 per cent less pay.