The talking points for Kenny and Burton:
Published 07/07/2014 | 02:30
Likely to be the most contentious issue.
Joan and Labour want Jobs portfolio, Enda and Fine Gael want Education. Labour wants additional seat at Cabinet.
Long believed it is a Fine Gael appointment, Labour says it is in the mix for discussion.
MAIN AREAS OF POLICY:
Budget adjustment now set to be below €1bn, down from stated target of 2bn.
Low Pay Commission – Parties in agreement to establish body to examine minimum wage and related matters.
Second Year of Free Child Care – Labour want to give another year of childcare to hard-pressed young families.
Social Housing – Burton to push for capital building project to build social housing to address shortage.
Income Tax – Both parties agree that relief is needed.
Labour appears to want to increase tax net to help low paid, while FG wants to increase tax bands for middle earners.