Blair: majority soon in parliament for new Brexit referendum – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, as Tory backbench anger simmers after EU warns deal ‘not open for negotiation’

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Ireland moves forward with abortion law reform after historic vote

Process will begin on Tuesday when cabinet discusses draft legislation, says health minister

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When we cheer the royals, democracy suffers. What a retrograde moment

Meghan Markle brings glamour to the royals, and they benefit enormously, but Broken Britain can’t be patched together by pageantry and a kiss

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Families ‘heartbroken’ after two men die in car swept away in Ireland

Declan Davitt, 26, and Martin Needham, 27, were driving across Carrowniskey river when 4×4 became submerged

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Ireland on the edge of turmoil just as a steady hand is needed most

Fianna Fáil’s threat to coalition’s future could weaken Ireland’s position as it goes into a critical phase of Brexit negotiations.

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Storm Ophelia: woman dies in south-east Ireland after tree falls on car – latest updates

Follow live updates as Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall in Ireland where schools and government buildings have been closed after a red weather warning was issued

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Gerry Adams signals intention to stand down as Sinn Féin leader

President says he will seek re-election in November but wishes to implement a ‘planned process of generational change’

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Perfect storm forecast at Transas Global Conference in Malta

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