Fianna Fáil and the Green Party are reportedly considering a transfer pact for the upcoming Seanad elections.
Under normal circumstances, the Greens would not have enough votes to secure a seat in the elections.
However, reports this morning say transfers from Fianna Fáil could help the Greens and the PDs to clinch a seat each in the upper chamber.
Meanwhile, the Progressive Democrats are meeting today to discuss a change to party rules that would allow a non-TD to be elected leader.
The move follows Mary Harney's insistence that she does not want the job.
PD president and former Laois-Offaly TD Tom Parlon is regarded as the favourite to fill the position.
Yesterday, he was named as one of the Taoiseach's 11 nominations for the Seanad.