A TD has called for politicians to forego any wage increase in the upcoming public sector wage agreement.
A €237 million deal for public sector workers is being finalised to see wage increases across that workforce.
In recent years pay increases for politicians have been linked to other public sector pay deals.
So when many public servants get a pay rise - so too do TDs and Senators.
It's to give a 1% pay increase to certain grades of the civil servants, including politicians.
The rise would be worth more than a grand to TDs, but Solidarity's Mick Barry thinks they're already paid too much:
"We think that the best scenario is that TDs are not forced to make an individual choice but that there is a decision made that affects all 158 TDs.
"That the Government would introduce legislation which would separate the link, and end the link and vote down this increase."
He says he'll be donating his increase to charity.
Other opposition parties often forego any increase, handing it back to the state.
While, Ministers have also waived increases in recent years