6 out of 7 of TDs across the region are gifting it back to the State.
84% of Midlands TDs aren't taking a pay increase worth around €2,000.
6 out of 7 of TDs across Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly are gifting it back to the Exchequer.
Fianna Fail's Barry Cowen is accepting the rise, while party colleague Robert Troy and Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan weren't able to be contacted.
Junior Minister, Fine Gael's Peter Burke says in addition to rejecting the payment, he's going one step further: