The Taoiseach believes not paying bills this winter would be "chaotic".
There's a campaign underway in the UK to not pay bills due to unsustainable increases in prices.
Last week People Before Profit said such a move would be "more than justified" for what it described as "extortionate" prices.
Micheal Martin says people in trouble won't be cut off:
"I think that would be chaotic," he said. "It would be bad advice because we need to keep a sustainable approach."
Energy price protests have already been held in a number of European cities – with images online showing people in Naples burning their energy bills in front of the city’s Town Hall.
Mr Martin said there is “no great evidence” of people planning similar protests in Ireland.
“The better ways of dealing with this are through Government interventions that help people and through sensible behaviours from the companies themselves,” he said.
“But also, through taxing any excess revenue that energy companies are making through this crisis.
“That means, at European level, an intervention in the market that would essentially tax windfall profits based on this crisis and then bring that money back to give back to consumers.”
He said people who were genuinely struggling to pay their energy bills would not find themselves cut off.