Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to engage in "meaningful discussions" on reforming the Seanad - after voters rejected his plan to abolish it.
He said that he would consult with the leaders of the opposition and with the leaders of the Seanad about how to make the Upper House more effective.
"I'm up for this in the sense of engaging with the leaders here and in the Dail and Seanad," he said.
At Leader's Questions in the Dail, there were jibes from the opposition that Mr Kenny was now determined to engage with the Seanad, having previously tried to abolish it.
Mr Kenny said there were changes to the Seanad that could be made with or without legislation. But he specifically mentioned the prospect of introducing legislation to extend the voter base for the six university Seanad seats to all college graduate in line with a referendum held "almost 30 years ago".
However, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said that Mr Kenny had not consulted with people on his plan to abolish the Seanad or his proposed Dail reforms.
"That's why you got the wallop," he said.