The Dáil has now disposed of the first nine proposed amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, and is discussing amendment ten, out of 165.

While the amendments were debated in themed groups, they are voted on in numerical order.

In the only vote so far, on amendment eight proposed by Sinn Féin's Peadar Tóibín, Minister of State Lucinda Creighton voted with the Government.

The first amendment she has proposed is number 22, which may or may not be reached by 5am, when the debate is due to be adjourned - in which case she may not actually vote against the Government until after the debate resumes at 6pm.