Publicans could be given a tax break for taking their customers home after a night out.
It's one of a number of measures the Government is considering ahead of the Budget.
It comes as tough new drink-driving laws progress through the Oireachtas, and amid continued concerns over the issue of rural isolation.
Junior tourism minister Brendan Griffin told the Irish Independent he wants to spend the summer months "exploring what can we do from a budgetary point of view".
The paper also reports that another area being explored is formal car insurance cover for groups entering car pooling systems at the weekends.