There are no plans for any pay cuts in Cabinet, despite the COVID-19 crisis.
That is according to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, who said he has not taken any wage increase in recent years.
He confirmed there are no plans to cut the pay of politicians during the pandemic.
Calls were made after the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and her cabinet took a 20% pay cut.
Explaining that position, Ms Ardern said: "As we acknowledge New Zealanders who are reliant on wage subsidies, taking pay cuts and losing their jobs as a result of COVID-19's global pandemic, we feel acutely the struggle that many New Zealanders are facing and so too, do the people that I work with on a daily basis."
"If there was ever a time to close the gap between different positions, it's now".
"This is where we can take action, which is why we have."
"A lot of people are taking a huge hit right now, I do not want the people who feel that to be the people on the frontline - our lower, middle income earners. It should be about leadership and that means the people at the top", she added.
TDs have been given a number of pay rises in recent years - bringing their basic salary to €96,000.
But Minister Donohoe told Pat Kenny there are no plans to change things.
"It hasn't been made for Cabinet ministers, and the reason for that is I as a member of Cabinet... I have not experienced any of the wage increases in recent years that every other public servant - or indeed many other politicians - have.
"I didn't believe at the time, and don't believe now, that it would have been appropriate for me to get the wage improvements that were available to many.
"And because of that my current plan at the moment is not to implement any further changes in that area".
Additional reporting: Sean Defoe