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Gerry Adams at Leinster House today Hugh O'Connell/TheJournal.ie
Bomb Threat

Gerry Adams hits out at idiots and imbeciles

The Sinn Féin president was reacting to a bomb threat targeting his home yesterday.

GERRY ADAMS HAS hit out at the “idiots” who targeted his Belfast home with a bomb threat yesterday.

The Sinn Féin president confirmed this morning that a bomb threat was phoned into his home in west Belfast along with the Sinn Féin office on the Falls Road and the home of party councillor Jim McVeigh.

The PSNI said that upon checking these properties no devices were found.

“Thankfully nothing was found. Sinn Féin officials came and checked out the house and the garden and so on and then the PSNI came and checked it out and also sent a sniffer dog,” Adams said at a Leinster House today.

It’s quite disruptive for the family and so on but it is July and some of these idiots, who may or may not represent groups, use this opportunity and it’s not going to deter me from doing what I’m doing. Everybody’s okay.

Adams also hit out at the “imbecile behaviour” of a group of masked individuals posing next to graffiti threatening to crucify Catholics in a photo that has emerged in the last 24 hours.

The image has been shared on social media and appears to show the graffiti in nationalist St James area, near the Royal Victora Hospital in Belfast.

“That’s imbecile behaviour of the worst kind and it has to be acted on,” Adams added. 

Read: Bomb threat on Gerry Adams’ house

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