A bill aimed at protecting the tips of hospitality workers will be debated by Senators later today.
It aims to give legal ownership of tips to workers as well as requiring restaurants to be transparent about their tipping policy.
Currently, employers can legally confiscate tips.
Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan, who introduced the bill, says it's badly needed: 'We're talking about precarious and low paid workers who depend on these tips to pay their weekly rent or to help them through college. Where you pay a tip, it should go to the person who does the work.