The interview by Oprah Winfrey with the former British Royals topped RTÉ2\'s Monday night programming. The programme aired earlier in the night on ITV. The average audience for the show was 725,000 making it the second of the most watch show on RTÉ2 over the last 12 months. The GAA Football Final had an average of 876,600 in December.
The Prime Minister of Britain has spoken in Florence on the exit of Britain from the European Union. She says this is part of the development and evolution of the EU. She says that Britain will remain a great friend of the EU. She wants to look towards the future of Europe, for all of the citizens of all the nations of Europe. She states that Britain has decided to leave the EU, to become a globally open economic area. She says that this is a defining moment for Britain.
As Britain leaves the EU it will drag Northern Ireland out of the union. Ireland currently have 14 MEPs, 3 each in Northern Ireland and Dublin and 4 each in Southern Ireland and North Eastern Ireland. As part of the Brexit Deal the Northern Ireland Constituency will cease to be part of the EU parliment. The rest of Ireland will take on 2 of those seats, bring representation down by 1 MEP.