The meetings between party leaders in Government Buildings have been reasonably collegiate to date.
Leo Varadkar has invited them once a week to Government Buildings.
The leaders sit in one room with the Taoiseach and listen to briefings via video link from senior health officials such as chief medical officer Tony Holohan and HSE chief Paul Reid.
After the briefings, there is a short amount of time for questions but not long as the meetings are two hours long. Those who attend say they are constructive, if a little light on detail.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has not been popular over public comments seen as being at odds with solidarity expressed in the meetings.
"She's constructive in the meetings but then goes off the reservation when she sees a microphone," a source said.
The only other complaint from one attendee was about what were politely described as the "loquacious" contributions from Richard Boyd Barrett, representing parties on the far left.
Outside the meetings, the leaders have been given a dedicated email address where they can send queries and suggestions. "It's all a little unsatisfactory," a source said.
This week, leaders were told about plans to increase the Covid-19 pandemic payment and introduce a financial package for employers. They were not provided with any details.
However, there was cross-party support when it was announced the payment for workers and self-employed would increase to €350 a week, while the wages of employees retained by their employers would be paid, up to €410, by the State. The package will cost €4.7bn over the next three months.
Yesterday, it was announced student nurses would be paid around €2,300 a month for the duration of the crisis.
Meanwhile, mortgage holders are being given payment holidays and a rent freeze is being implemented despite all the legal advice we were told prevented such action. It is hard to argue against any of these measures in the face of the national health emergency posed by the coronavirus.
But the financial supports for those who lost their jobs are already having some unintended consequences.
Yesterday, TDs reported hearing of cases of part-time workers asking to be let go because they would earn more from the pandemic payment.
There are also cases of people withdrawing applications for retails jobs after the €350 payment was announced. Why work for a similar amount or less when the State will pay you to sit at home?
A two-tier social welfare system has also effectively been created and those on the dole must be wondering why they are expected to live on the €203 a week jobseekers' payment.
Pensioners have also begun asking their local TDs why they are receiving only €248 - and you know how strong a lobby group they are. One TD's office even got a call from a sex worker asking how to apply for the €350 pandemic payment.
These financial measures are due to last three months. However, there is no guarantee the virus will have been defeated by then. Even if it has been contained, there will still be huge amounts of job losses.
What will the government of the day do then?
Will those left unemployed by the virus be told they have to start claiming the €203 dole? If they remain on €350 a week, then surely there is a case for all those who are unemployed to be on the same rate.
It will be quite the quagmire when it eventually arises. You can be sure the Opposition will be insisting on the pandemic rate remaining in place.
The far left and Sinn Féin will not be prepared to take tough economic decisions, so it makes no difference if it is in or out of government.
Those in power will be faced with the unenviable task of untangling the measures put in place to address this unimaginable health crisis.
The only saving grace is that this is a global pandemic and the solution will have to be Europe-wide if not worldwide.
Those in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael forming the next government know these are the conundrums they are facing. There is no easy answer and they are unlikely to be thanked for working to drag the country back from the brink. Just ask the Labour Party.