The new Dáil has only met on three occasions since the general election, having failed to elect a Taoiseach
TDs and ministers have collectively earned more than €1.4 million over the last month despite the continued failure to form a government.
A live countdown clock on the Kildare Street website is keeping track of the salaries earned by politicians "to not do their jobs" since March 10th - the date when the 32nd Dáil first met and failed to elect a Taoiseach.
The 'live' number - which has already ticked past the €1.4 million mark - does not include expenses or the cost of TDs' staff.
The 158 Irish TDs each earn an annual salary of €87,258 - leading to a monthly bill to the taxpayer of more than €1.1 million.
However, there are also additional salaried allowances for the Taoiseach, Tánaiste, ministers, ministers of state and Ceann Comhairle. Ministers, for example, earn an additional €5856 a month, while the Taoiseach enjoys an extra monthly allowance of €8174.
A number of former TDs who lost their seats in February's election also continue to be eligible for their ministerial allowances until the formation of a new government.
The new Dáil has only met on three occasions since the general election. They will gather on Thursday to again attempt to vote for a new Taoiseach.
Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on how to proceed with a minority government will continue today after what was described as a 'constructive and cordial' meeting last night.