Christina Finn

Irish rebel song “Come Out, Ye Black And Tans” has shot to number one on the iTunes singles chart.

It comes after the Government was forced to postpone a planned commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) next month after a furious backlash.

The RIC was boycotted by the new Irish State in 1921 after it acted as the enforcement arm of the British Crown – along with the infamous Black and Tans – during the War of Independence.

And Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael came under huge criticism over the last week for their decision to hold the event, which would commemorate the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.

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Irish Mirror