Several Independent TDs have said they are waiting to see the Government's counter-motion before deciding how they will vote on a Sinn Féin motion that seeks to extend the eviction ban.
The motion will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow evening.
Independent TD Michael Lowry warned the coalition it cannot rely on support from Independents in this vote.
Another Independent TD, Michael Healy-Rae, indicated today he could vote with Sinn Féin, in the absence of new initiatives from the Government.
Meanwhile, Independent Seán Canney is seeking support from his Regional group to demand the Government accepts a series of amendments in return for their support in the Dáil on the Sinn Féin eviction ban motion.
Mr Canney asserted his belief that it was possible for the Government to accept all of them.
The Independent deputy Sean Canney is seeking support from his Regional group to demand the government accepts a series of amendments on housing policy. If agrees, they would support the Govt in the Dáil against a Sinn Fein eviction ban motion. pic.twitter.com/QOw2kQKHrh— Paul Cunningham (@RTENewsPaulC) March 20, 2023
Coalition leaders have concluded their meeting regarding the Government's approach to the motion.
It was described by Government sources as a "good meeting" and that with "broad agreement" had been reached on their counter-motion which will be tabled in the Dáil.
It's understood the final details of the counter motion will be completed in advance of the morning Cabinet meeting.
That's expected to involve detailing some of the measures already under way to assist the rental sector and helping to prevent homelessness.
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The Green Party's TDs and Senators are said to have had a "serious discussion" tonight, regarding the possibility that some of its members could support Sinn Féin's proposal to extend the eviction ban.
There was also said to be a "degree of frustration" at the meeting tonight that the party was in the media spotlight again due to internal divisions.
The party's Dublin Central TD Neasa Hourigan announced at the weekend that she'd vote to extend the ban, while the Dublin South Central TD Patrick Costello has yet to clarify his position.
Most of the attendees are said to have made contributions, and the general view was that significant concessions had been secured to ameliorate the lifting of the ban, such as a cost-rental backstop and improving tenants rights.
There was reportedly no discussion on what sanctions should apply if a TD or Senator voted against the Government's position.
Should that happen, the rules and procedures dictate that the party whip would propose a sanction which then would be considered by the meeting.
On the last occasion, the parliamentary party convened almost immediately after deputies Mr Costello and Ms Hourigan voted against the Government position on the National Children's Hospital.
Currently, the Coalition has 81 seats in the 160-seat Dail.
If Ms Hourigan votes with Sinn Féin, the number would be reduced to 80 - the barest minimum support a government needs.
However, the Fine Gael TD and former Minister Joe McHugh, who is currently outside of the parliamentary party due to the mica issue, has consistently supported the Government side.
Speaking on RTÉ's Drivetime, Independent TD for Waterford Matt Shanahan, said he is still undecided when it comes to supporting the Government.
He said that radical policy change was needed, but he wanted to see what the Government proposes in its amendments and then make a decision.
The Government faces another vote around the eviction issue next week.
Labour said it will table a no confidence motion in Government on Wednesday week unless the decision to end the eviction ban is reversed.
With additional reporting by Micheál Lehane