The newly introduced sugar tax has brought in over €2 million euro a month since being introduced.
The aim of the tax is to tackle obesity in the hope that the extra price of sugary drinks would decrease their popularity among young people.
This has lead to drinks such as Ribena, Lucozade, Orangina and V Energy reduce their sugar content, however, they still contain more than one spoonful of sugar.
The proceeds of the tax have not been allocated for health spending but are instead going into general funds.
Richelle Flanagan from the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, says it's a pity the money raised isn't being spent on health issues:
"Well I'd be extremely disappointed, part of the reason of doing the sugar tax is to try and help battle obesity in Ireland."
"With 60% of the population being overweight or obese and one in four primary school children being overweight or obese its great that the sugar tax has been brought in but it would be super to see that ring-fenced towards other areas to reduce obesity."