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Gardaí investigating after gun threat made to office of Sinn Féin TD

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a gun threat was made to the office of a leading Sinn Féin TD.

It is understood the rural TD’s office was contacted by phone by a caller who said they were on their way to Leinster House with a firearm.

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The TD was not in the complex at the time the threat was made and the incident was referred to Gardaí immediately.

The call was made to the TD’s Leinster House office on Tuesday morning and was answered by a parliamentary assistant. The caller is understood to have left their details with the staff assistant.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin last week called for a review into the security of politicians in Ireland after the murder of English MP David Amess two weeks ago.

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Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Martin Kenny TD was subject to an arson attack at his home two years ago.

He also received death threats in recent days after he spoke out about a “far-right ideology that is being peddled in the country” about asylum seekers.

IMAGE – Gardainfo/Twitter

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