Independent TD Joe Behan has today stated that Government TDs supporting the Social Welfare Budget cuts should "hang their heads in shame".
The first of two key votes on the Social Welfare Bill is underway - the second takes place this evening.
Joe Behan was elected for Fianna Fáil, but quit the party last year because of the Budget.
Will they, though?
At lunch time, TDs voted 81 to 74 on the second stage of the Bill to impose the 37 cuts announced last Wednesday. Among those missing from the Government benches were the rebel Donegal TD Jim McDaid and the Greens' Paul Gogarty.
Final vote this evening.