The Evening Top 5: Real Madrid announce new manager; Donald Trump releases first Presidential advert

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WATCH: Donald Trump has released his first Presidential TV campaign advert

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has released the first television advert in support of his candidacy.

The 30-second clip will run in Iowa and New Hampshire from tomorrow, with Trump planning on spending $2 million per week on the adverts.

Within the clip, a narrator informs us that Trump is intending to build a wall to separate the USA from Mexico, and get Mexico to pay for the wall.

The clip also states that once elected president, Trump will crush ISIS and "take their oil".


Northern Ireland may be forced to drop "God Save the Queen" before Euro 2016

The days of "God Save the Queen" being sung before Northern Ireland games may be coming to an end.

A bill is to be brought to the House of Commons next week which may see the anthem changed in England to a new song. The bill is the brainchild of Labour MP Toby Perkins who claims the anthem should be used by the United Kingdom only and not individual countries.


Real Madrid announce Zinedine Zidane as their new manager

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez today announced the end of the reign of Rafael Benítez and named Zinedine Zidane as the new manager of the club. 

Speaking at a specially organised press conference after Benítez's Madrid side drew 2-2 against Valencia on Sunday night, Pérez revealed that the board of directors had taken the decision to terminate the contract of Rafael Benitez with immediate effect.


Bill Clinton holds first solo event as part of his wife Hillary's presidential campaign

The former two-term U.S. president Bill Clinton has held his first solo event in support of his wife Hillary.

He's been speaking at a rally in the key state of New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner to get the Democratic nomination to run for US President.


River Shannon levels may not begin to fall until next week, warns OPW

There is a warning that levels on the River Shannon around the Midlands may not begin to fall for up to another week, leading to fears that further flooding is possible.

That is despite an improvement in the weather with Met Éireann- saying we can now expect just normal levels of rainfall. Levels on Lough Ree are now higher than at anytime since records began in the 1930s.