The TV licence fee should be scrapped and people who haven't paid granted an amnesty.
Sinn Féin TD Thomas Gould has said his party would implement the changes if they get into power.
The party is leading a Dáil debate this evening calling on Government to scrap the licence fee and fund RTÉ and other public service media through direct exchequer funding.
Deputy Gould told Newstalk Breakfast the money should be spread to other media sectors.
"What we feel is that the licence fee is unfair: one-in-four people didn't pay it last year," he said.
"We believe direct exchequer funding to a media fund that would support RTÉ, TG4 and public sector content produced by the likes Virgin, local radio stations, national stations and community [radio] is a better way to go.
"We would also give an amnesty for anyone who's due in court for not paying the fee in previous years."
'Dragged through the courts'
Deputy Gould said they want to see a fairer system in place.
"If Sinn Féin get into power, we will abolish the licence fee but as long as this Government is there people will be legally required to pay it," he said.
"In 2017, the Government gave an amnesty for people who didn't pay their water charges.
"All we are proposing now is a fairer system.
"Last year 13,000 people were dragged through the courts - those people didn't pay their licence fee.
"It was equivalent to just over €2 million, and at the same time RTÉ squandered over €2 million on the Toy Show [Musical].
"Where's the fairness when executives are getting big parachute pensions, top performers are getting hundreds of thousands of euros, and then ordinary people who are struggling to pay their bills - where is the accountability?"
Deputy Gould said a similar approach has already been laid out in a Future of Media Commission report that the Government received over two years ago.
TV licence fee renewals have dropped since the Ryan Tubridy payments scandal last year.
It emerged RTÉ had been paying Tubridy significantly more than it had declared to the public or the Oireachtas.
The Tánaiste Micheál Martin has previously said he's open to having Revenue collect the TV licence fee, with a reduction in the cost of it a realistic prospect.
He said as the yield Revenue collects would be at 100%, the cost "could conceivably" come down.
Communications Minister Eamon Ryan has also said the Government will likely scrap the TV licence in its current form and provide "alternative funding".
However he said exact details would still have to be agreed.
In November, the Government announced a €56 million bailout for the national broadcaster from public funds.