Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae has called for Dublin to be pedestrianised and for extra public transport to be given to rural Ireland.
He was speaking as a number of TDs protested the final stages of the Climate Action Bill, which will pass tomorrow.
The Government hasn't accepted any of the more than 200 amendments put forward by the opposition.
Independent TD for Kerry Danny Healy Rae says there should be more focus on rural Ireland in the bill.
Danny Healy Rae suggesting the government pedestrianise Dublin as no-one is using the public transport anyway. Points to a number of Dublin Buses going by that are are, to be fair, mostly empty pic.twitter.com/4dPa404iPr
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) June 15, 2021
He said: "Pedestrianise Dublin and the cities, where there's a massive amount of public transport of every creed and description.
"Watch the DART... watch the Luas... there's no one inside of them. And we've no bit of public transport in rural Ireland."
The Climate Action Bill, once passed, will legally commit the Government to achieving a 51% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this decade.
The bill has been a keen policy goal of the Green Party, although some members of the party have insisted the bill does not go far enough.