The new plans could see people paid an extra €315 a week if they work until 70.
People should be allowed to work past their 66th birthday, according to a midlands TD.
Independent Denis Naughten thinks Ireland will be unable to meet the pension deficit by 2070 if the current retirement rules aren't changed.
Cabinet has approved a plan that will see people paid an extra €315 a week if they work until 70.
The government rejected a recommendation from the Pension Commission to raise the retirement age to 68 over a number of years.
Roscommon-Galway Deputy Naughten - who's a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection - thinks today's announcement is a positive development:
These people at the National Ploughing Championships have been giving their views on the proposed changes to the pension age: