The Dáil will today debate new proposals aimed at revitalising struggling town centres.
The Bill, put forward by Fianna Fáil, suggests establishing a "Town Team" in each local authority.
This team would oversee the implementation of revitalisation plans, such as revamping commercial rates and changing the parking charges.
The group would also come up with new cultural initiatives to keep main streets busy and would implement a new strategy to tackle anti-social behaviour.
The Bill also proposes to abolish upward-only rent reviews.