A Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting, which took place this evening, has been described as "constructive".
It is understood that the Fine Gael Leader in the Seanad, Maurice Cummins, spoke on behalf of all the party's senators.
He is believed to have spoken about the difficulties with the party's referendum campaign posters and also was critical of some comments and statements made by party colleagues and issued by FG headquarters and press office.
He told the meeting that senators found the comments hurtful and that wounds had been opened that now needed to be healed.
It is also understood that he said a vote for the Seanad was a vote for reform of the House and also the Dáil.
Around 20 TDs spoke during the meeting, some of whom were critical of the campaign and the claim that €20 million could be saved.
The Taoiseach said that no offence was intended to Senators and he wanted to listen to what they had to say.
He told the meeting there was a need for unity.
Regarding the Budget, there was broad agreement that Michael Noonan was correct in setting the budget figure at €2.5 billion.
Concerns were also raised about the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.