The Government is to provide financial incentives to get parties to select more women candidates for the forthcoming local elections.
Opposition TDs have accused the Government of "gerrymandering" and cutting "side deals" in redrawing local area constituencies.
Clare Independent TD Dr Michael Harty is to chair the Oireachtas Health Committee, which is one of the jobs assigned to Fine Gael last week.
Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has said she intends to continue to build her party following its disappointing results in the General Election.
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