Morning top 5: Muhammad Ali funeral details revealed; campaigners claim Brexit could create 300,000 jobs in UK

The top stories this Sunday morning...

A funeral procession for boxing legend Muhammad Ali will take place through his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky on Friday.

Former US president Bill Clinton and comedian Billy Crystal will deliver eulogies.

Tributes have been paid to the former world heavyweight champion, who died at the age of 74.


The Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae believes the Government could fall over a very simple issue and he is warned the thorny issue of Irish Water has not gone away.

He was speaking after the European Commission declared Ireland is not exempt from the obligation under EU law to charge for water.

Experts believe the confirmation is likely to severely limit the Government's discretion to scrap the charges.

However, the Independent TD from Kerry believes we all owe a great debt to those who protested against water charges.


Campaigners who want the UK to leave the EU claim an exit could create 300,000 new jobs, and make £100 million more available to spend on the NHS.

However, the claims have been angrily dismissed by former Labour leader and one-time European Union commissioner Neil Kinnock.

The dispute is unlikely to make things much clearer for voters in the UK, a fifth of whom say they are unsure about the economic arguments over leaving, according to a Sky News poll.


A wildfire has forced hundreds of people to flee their homes in the outskirts of Los Angeles.

Firefighters have used three water-dropping helicopters to try and put out the blaze.

It was reportedly ignited when a car crashed into a power line.


A man has appeared before a special sitting of Bray District Court charged with assault causing harm to four children at a house in Co Wicklow on Friday evening.

35-year-old Stephen Harnett with an address of Kilpoole Upper, in Wicklow, appeared before the court wearing a grey tracksuit.

The four children were taken to hospital but were released yesterday.