The Labour Party is calling for a boost to low paid workers.
The government says a balance has to be found before the minimum wage can be increased.
The Labour Party has put forward a bill calling for a boost to low paid workers as they deal with the cost of living crisis.
The party is looking to bring the minimum wage of €10.50, in line with the living wage of €12.90 an hour.
Leader Ivana Bacik says immediate action is needed to ease the burden on the low-paid:
The Aontú leader thinks it's "absolutely morally wrong" for workers not to get a wage that covers their basic needs.
Meath-West TD Peadar Tóibín says huge numbers are struggling to live day to day:
But Junior Trade Minister and Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD, Robert Troy says other considerations have to be taken into account first: