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Ireland's Dáil set for abortion vote

10 July 2013 Last updated at 22:42 BST

The final debate on a bill allowing limited abortion in the Irish Republic is under way in the lower house of the Irish parliament.

Members of the Dáil are taking part in the last in a series of votes.

The final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill is expected in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Chris Buckler reports.