Morning top 5: McGregor beats Aldo; further flooding in Midwest; and Obama hails climate agreement

The top stories this morning...

Conor McGregor has become the undisputed UFC featherweight champion of the world.

It took the Dublin man just 13 seconds to beat Jose Aldo in Vegas overnight.

The referee was forced to end the bout after a devastating one punch knock out - making it one of the quickest matches in UFC history.

In his post match interview McGregor told fans 'nobody can take that left hand shot'.


Flood waters have breached a number of homes in the Midwest overnight.

Eight houses and a school in Limerick City have been flooded - while in County Clare a number of homes have been inundated after the River Blackwater after it burst its banks.

While in Dublin's Chapelizod last night people with vehicles in underground carparks were asked to move them to higher ground amid fears the Liffey could breach its barriers.


President Obama says the Paris climate change agreement means we can be more confident "the planet will be in better shape for the next generation".

Nearly 200 countries backed the plan to cut carbon emissions - and limit the rise in global warming to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius this century.

Mr Obama's hailed the deal as "historic".


21 people have been killed in a fire at a psychiatric hospital in southern Russia.

The country's emergencies ministry says the building - which was made of wood - was destroyed.

Another 20 people were injured in the blaze in the village of Alferovka.


The Government parties have gotten a boost in the latest opinion poll.

Fine Gael are up 5 points to 31% support, while Labour have gained a point to go to 8% in the Behaviour and Attitudes Survey for the Sunday Times.

Support for the Taoiseach and Tánaiste is also up in the poll of 918 people, which was carried out over ten days at the start of the month.