Much of this has centred on Labour's proposal to raise the universal social charge for high earners, against Fine Gael's push for a 3pc cut in social welfare payments.
The argument over the two issues was reportedly the most divisive issue since the Government was formed, and was only settled last weekend.
A compromise, of sorts, appears to have been reached by way of a so-called 'mansion tax', an increased property tax on residences worth more than €1m.
The success of this move remains to be seen, as an accurate figure does not exist at present for the number of such homes.
The issue is something of a smokescreen for ordinary families, however, who remain in fear of the cumulative financial hit coming their way on Wednesday.