The Government's being urged to clarify what Public Services Card are and what they're needed for.
Around 2.75 million of the cards have been issued to date - but mounting concerns have been raised recently about the cards' uses and the security.
Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty said last week the cards are not "mandatory" - but are "compulsory" if you want to get money from the State.
Minister Doherty's department also says the controversial cards are covered under legislation already in place.
Roisin Shortall of the Social Democrats, however, has suggested we are seeing a "creeping expansion of the requirement by public bodies for people to produce Public Services Cards before they can access public services".
She says that the Dáil needs to introduce and debate laws detailing exactly which public and private sector bodies can access information held on the cards.
The controversy has been getting these people in Dublin talking: