The Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said his party will hold several meetings with its membership around the country in the weeks ahead.

This is similar to the rallies that Sinn Féin has organised, he said.

Mr Ryan said that rather than criticising one another, political parties need to look to what they have in common.

He was speaking following a meeting between the Green Party and Sinn Féin today.

This was a political discussion but tomorrow's scheduled meeting between the parties will look at: housing, health, climate and biodiversity, Brexit and constitutional change, childcare and education, local government, finance, and workers' rights. 

Mr Ryan said that he was not ruling out any government combination but it would be difficult to achieve a majority without two of the three medium-sized parties being involved.

The Green Party will meet Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Social Democrats later in the week.