Policy talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have been continuing as the government responds to the Coronavirus crisis.
The two parties are working on a framework document on policy and how a new Government may operate.
If agreed, the plan will then be pitched to other parties for consideration.
The Tanaiste this morning said the contents of the framework may surprise some people.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is hopeful the document will be finalised this week.