Meetings of political parties considering the joint framework document published by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have concluded for the day.

Social Democrats TD Cian O'Callaghan said his party has written to the Minister for Finance seeking information on how the promises in the document would be funded.

The Dublin Bay North TD said many of the things contained in the draft plan were pledged previously.

He said it was impossible to make a proper assessment of the plan without a more comprehensive explanation of the economic projections it's based on.

The party wants a written response to these questions before committing to holding discussions with the leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

The Green Party also met again today and its TDs, Senators and MEPs will continue to work on a formal response to the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael proposals.

It's not clear at this point if it will take the form of a written submission or if it will result in a meeting next week with Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar.

The Labour Party has said it will consider the framework document in detail over the weekend.

It all means that while parties are engaging with the policy document, none of them are yet willing to take the plunge into substantive talks about government formation.

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