Morning top 5: McGregor beaten by Mayweather; climate change and Donegal; and a new Brexit plan

The top stories this Sunday morning...

Ireland's Conor McGregor has been been beaten in his first ever boxing fight.

Floyd Mayweather Junior extended his unbeaten career record to 50 professional bouts - after stopping the mixed martial arts champion in the 10th round in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, who came out of retirement for the fight, now has a record of 50-0 - surpassing heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record for most wins without a loss or draw.

McGregor failed to pull off what might have been the greatest upset in combat sports history.

But the Dubliner made the fight much more compelling than most experts had predicted at the T-Mobile Arena.

McGregor made a brave and spirited start, but his 40-year-old opponent dominated from the fourth round.


The Agriculture Minister Michael Creed says climate change could mean more extreme weather events, such as the flooding seen in Donegal this week.

As many as 500 homes are believed to have been damaged by floods, which have affected parts of the north-west since Tuesday.

Minister Creed believes the Government need to meet their global responsibility to tackle the effects of climate change.

Donegal County Council offices are remaining open today to help people affected by the flooding.

Road repair crews have been working hard to re-open the main routes hit by flood damage.


The most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years has killed at least two people.

It is now threatening catastrophic flooding - prompting three prisons to move more than 4,000 inmates.

Search-and-rescue teams are now trying to reach the hardest-hit areas.

The storm haas been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.


A man is due in court this morning in connection with the seizure of €1.2m in cash in Co Carlow.

The cash was found during a search of a car at a garda checkpoint on Friday in Ballvergal on the outskirts of Carlow town.

The checkpoint was set up as part of Operation Thor.

The man aged in his 50s is due before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court.


Britain's Labour Party is pledging to continue UK membership of the EU single market and the customs union during a transitional period after Brexit.

The party's Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has also not ruled out negotiating the possibility of a new single market and customs arrangement on a permanent basis.

Effectively, a British Labour government would try to keep Britain inside an economic union while leaving the political union with the European Union.