Five stories you might have missed from the weekend

Trump chooses his chief of staff; Halawa trial postponed in Egypt; and Alvarez compliments 'incredible' McGregor

Trump names Reince Priebus as his chief of staff

The US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, to be his White House chief of staff.

Mr Trump's campaign chairman, Stephen Bannon, will be his chief strategist.

It is reported that Priebus was the favorite of GOP Congressional leaders and recommended by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Government "concern and frustration" as Ibrahim Halawa trial postponed for the 16th time

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has expressed his "concern and frustration" after Irishman, Ibrahim Halawa’s trial was postponed for the 16th time in Egypt.

Mr Halawa was arrested in a Cairo mosque during demonstrations protesting the ousting of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in August 2013.

He and 493 other accused are now not due back in court until December 13th - his 21st birthday.

Rape campaigners welcome plans for legislation defining sexual consent

Campaigners have welcome reports indicating a definition of sexual consent is set to be introduced into Irish law for the first time.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald has signalled the definition will be introduced in an amendment to the Sexual Offences Bill.

The move follows yesterday’s clarification from the Supreme Court on the issue of consent.

A humbled Eddie Alvarez compliments 'incredible' Conor McGregor

Eddie Alvarez admits he got his tactics wrong for the UFC lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor.

The former champion struggled throughout the fight with McGregor asserting his superiority with a strong boxing game. 'The Notorious' eventually chipped his opponent apart in the second round and secured the title with a flurry of shots to force the referee to stop the fight.

Saturday Night Live plays it straight in tribute to Leonard Cohen and Clinton campaign

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During a heated and divisive election campaign, the Saturday Night Live sketches about the race proved one of the most reliable sources of weekly laughs.

Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump became easily the best known parodies of the two candidates.

This week, however, the long-running sketch show opened up on an uncharacteristic note of melancholy.