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Michael Healy-Rae releases election song to Come Out Ye Black And Tans tune

Michael Healy-Rae has released an election song based on the tune of Come Out Ye Black And Tans 

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has released a song for next month's general election based on the tune to come Out Ye Black And Tans.

The Kerry politician unveiled the song and an accompanying video on his Twitter page this morning.

Lyrics in the song encourage voters to back Mr Healy-Rae, saying "for your problems, he's always got solutions".

Mr Healy-Rae is a member of one of Ireland's most colourful political families. Last year he revealed that Hollywood actor Tom Cruise was falsely accused of trying to steal a barman's cigarettes in a Co Kerry pub.

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