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Dissidents planned to take me out with a rocket launcher --- McGuinness

Police told him of a planned attack by the Continuity IRA, the North’s Deputy First Minister said.

Image: Niall Carson

NORTHERN IRELAND DEPUTY First Minister Martin McGuinness says he has been made aware of a plot by dissidents to launch a rocket attack against him.

“The PSNI has said that a group calling itself ‘CIRA’ considered an attack against me using a rocket launcher,” the Sinn Féin politician said in a statement last night. 

“I will not be silenced or deterred. These people are only interested in plunging us back into the past.

“If those behind this threat think they have ability to destroy the peace agreements which have been endorsed by the overwhelming majority of the people of Ireland then they are clearly detached from reality.

“They need to wise up, listen to the people of Ireland and abandon these futile actions.

“This threat will not stop me or anyone in Sinn Féin from our work in representing everyone in our society and continuing to pursue our political objectives.”

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