London Correspondent Seán Whelan reports that a spokesman for the British Prime Minister said parliament will be prorogued or suspended tonight and that the prime minister will not be seeking a Brexit extension from the EU.
Tommie Gorman our Northern Editor reports that the meeting between the British Prime Minister and the Taoiseach was positive and constructive. Europe Editor Tony Connolly reports that the European Commission has said that UK negotiators raised the issue of an all-Ireland animal health and agri-food regime.
Dr Mary T O'Mahony, Specialist in Public Health Medicine with the HSE says
Ireland is estimated to have the third highest rate of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the world, leading to life-long problems for babies.