A motion is set to come before the Dáil this week for the minimum wage to be increased to €15 per hour.
It comes as the Government is under increasing pressure to tackle inflation and the cost-of-living crisis.
The motion is being tabled by Solidarity-People Before Profit, who have said the increase is needed in order for people to have a solid quality of life.
The €15 figure is well above the latest estimated living wage of €12.90 per hour. At present, the minimum wage in Ireland stands at €10.50.
Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Mick Barry said the increase is more important than ever given the level of inflation people are facing.
"It's not the cost-of-living, it's the cost of surviving, those are the words said to me by a woman worker in Cork during the week," Mr Barry said.
"Tomorrow I will be introducing a motion to be voted on tomorrow night calling for an emergency review and increase in the national minimum wage."
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— Mick Barry TD (@MickBarryTD) February 8, 2022
Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Barry said the Government was essentially cutting the minimum wage due to the high rates of inflation.