Fine Gael’s severely depleted parliamentary party is due to meet today after the party’s disastrous defeat in last week’s general election.
The upcoming Senate elections and the party’s search for a new leader are expected to top the agenda. Fine Gael lost 23 seats in the election, prompting Michael Noonan to resign as leader.
However, the push to find a replacement is expected to be delayed until after the Senate elections.
Spokesperson Olivia Mitchell said: "How we handle the Senate campaign is absolutely critical and I think there’s a determination to be absolutely clinical in targeting the constituencies where, for instance, we don’t have TDs."