Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath says the pub sector is being "dangled on a string" around the re-opening date for so-called 'wet pubs'.
He also said "selected leaks" over the re-opening are being used to "quieten and quell" publicans.
It comes as the Government has agreed to re-open pubs from September 21st.
Deputy McGrath, who is also a member of the Rural Independent Group, told Ciara Kelly on Newstalk Breakfast earlier: "I think it's shocking the treatment that the publicans have got, and are still getting
"And all these selected leaks, in an effort to quieten and quell the rising numbers of publicans who are just sick and tired of being blagarded and now are making their voices heard."
"It's damaging to the industry, but it's also hugely damaging to the morale of the publicans, their families, their staff and indeed their customers.
"We already know the way they had two false dawns in the past number of months.
"Even one of them was in the roadmap."
He said the pub sector was being "dangled on a string", adding: "The pubs are the only sector of society that I know that have to get a re-licence in the courts annually, September, and they're being scapegoated here.
"It hasn't been proven that there are any outbreaks in relation to pubs".
"If your car was locked in the garage Ciara for the last six and a half months and your insurance company decided to penalise you, would you accept it?
"Or the Government decided to penalise you for some road incidence and you weren't on the road at all - this doesn't stand up.
"And the publicans now, in Tipperary certainly, are threatening to go to the European Court because every lot of pubs in other European countries - all of them and any - are open".
On the proposed guidelines, he said they were "impossible, impossible to work them".
"What has gone wrong with Fáilte Ireland? NPHET have admitted clearly that they never looked for the menu or a meal or any food or any of this nonsense.
"Fáilte Ireland came up with this, so are Fáilte Ireland trying to drive a wedge... because it's for the bigger pubs really and the food pubs that they got open."