Five stories you might have missed from the weekend

Storm Desmond batters Ireland, while Mick McCarthy's duet with Linda Martin resurfaces

Five stories you might have missed from the weekend

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Here's everything you need to know from the world of news and sport this weekend.

WATCH: Mick McCarthy talks about his pop career and duet with Linda Martin

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy appeared on Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports this week and the topic of his now famous duet with Linda Martin came up.

The song has resurfaced thanks to the magic of the internet, and has been getting plenty of attention as the former Irish international’s formerly forgotten singing career gets a second wind.

WATCH: Teresa Mannion's weather report has been given a remix and is now a club banger

Storm Desmond battered the country across Friday and Saturday, and RTÉ correspondent Teresa Mannion was reporting from Salthill prom as the wind and rain were in full effect. 

The various weather reports which she gave were the talk of Twitter, but YouTube user Super Ceili decided to give her updates the techno remix that they deserved. 

People of the Year awards honour Yes Equality campaign

The team behind the Yes Equality campaign have been named as the Community Group of the year at this year's People of the Year Awards.

Although the award is normally given to a smaller, local community group, the decision was taken to acknowledge a grassroots campaign that had brought several groups together to initiate a process of change to the country as a whole.

"A moral outrage and national disgrace" - New York Times calls for greater US gun regulation

The New York Times has issued a strong call for more gun control in the US, in the wake of this week's mass shooting in California.

'The Gun Epidemic' editorial on the front page of today's newspaper - which is also available online - marks the first time since 1920 that the paper has run a front page editorial.

WATCH: Storm Desmond causes flooding and damage around Ireland

Thousands of homes around he country are without power as Storm Desmond batters Ireland, as well as parts of the United Kingdom.

The storm has been responsible for flooding, travel delays and sporting events being cancelled, as high winds and heavy rain continue to hit Ireland. People have taken to social media to share images and videos shared from all around the country showing the effects of the storm.