Unpaid bar bills in the Dáil are to be written off.
An Oireachtas report says there's "no realistic prospect of recovery of the sums due".
The Irish Times says a revised policy is being developed to restrict the amount of time TDs and Senators can settle their accounts.
Figures released last year showed 62 politicians had apparently left an unpaid Dáil bar bill of more than €5,000 after the summer break.
Paul Moynihan runs a pub in Wicklow. He says no other bar would get away with this.
"I don't think any publican in the country could tolerate that at the moment. Business is tough at the moment.
"Maybe the Dáil bar is slightly different, maybe they don't have the expense that ordinary publicans have, but there's not many businesses that could sustain that."
"Generally speaking, I don't think there's much credit given in bar trade operations.
"I think things have changed drastically in the last few years.
"I think a big help to the pub trade is the debit/credit card machine that basically nobody can be stuck for cash anymore".
Dublin MEP Nessa Childers is questioning the need for a tab at all, tweeting: