The Dáil has heard a motion on investing in soccer in Ireland.
It was tabled by the Labour Party following on from a recent FAI report which calls for around €860 million in investment in the next 15 years to help grow the game.
Part of the funding model as proposed in this motion by the Labour Party is to increase a levy on gambling.
The Government says it won't be opposing the idea of the motion, however, is suggesting a plan to invest across all sports.
"Maybe we are the only ones who think that Wes Hoolahan is a God," said Labour TD Aodhan O'Riordan in the Dáil.
He continued to say that maybe Ireland is the only country to know "that Ronaldo is a cod, that Stephanie Roche was robbed for the goal of the year.
"That we alone can tell a good player, from a great player.
"Minister football is Ireland. It inspires, it lifts, it binds, and it empowers.