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Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD

Regina Doherty got into a heated debate with the Sinn Féin leader.

Image: RollingNews.ie

SINN FÉIN LEADER Gerry Adams has condemned a death threat made against Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty.

Following a heated debate with Adams on LMFM earlier this week, Doherty reportedly received a series of abusive messages including one threat to slit her throat.

The Irish Independent has reported that gardaí are investigating the incident.

When Adams recalled how he and members of his family have been attacked, the Meath East TD said it was brought on by his actions.

Asked about the threat today, Adams told journalists: “I absolutely condemn it. People should be free to give their opinion on any issues whatsoever.”

Screenshot 2016-02-24 at 12.40.41 Regina Doherty Source: RollingNews.ie

Doherty and Fine Gael have not responded to requests for comment on the issue.

Speaking at the party’s final press conference before Friday’s election, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said she doesn’t “accept for a second” that people won’t vote for Sinn Féin because of the party’s link to the Troubles.

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Meanwhile, Adams denied he is unsure of Sinn Féin’s figures.

Pointing to Pearse Doherty, he said: “This man here represents us on finance, he knows every single detail … I disregard the charge that I’m not savvy on details.”

He also refuted the claim Sinn Féin is looking to be in opposition rather than government, saying: “When we say we want a mandate to be in government, try us. Call our bluff.”

Read: Gerry Adams says he asked a Sinn Féin member about Brian Stack’s murder

Read: The creak during the Leaders’ Debate was Gerry’s sore back

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