A Clare government representative wants the entirity of the surplus recorded by the exchequer this year used on measures to ease the cost of living.
The public finances recorded a surplus of €5 billion at the end of July, with the end of year figure likely to stand at €3.4 billion.
Taoiseach Mícheal Martin yesterday confirmed the money will give the opportunity to introduce a special package of measures to help families in September, separate to the Budget.
Opposition parties are asking the Government to commit to introducing a windfall tax on energy companies.
Ennistymon Fine Gael Senator, Martin Conway would like to see as much as possible spent on cost of living measures.
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