The leader of the Sinn Féin party Gerry Adams has confirmed that he has been warned of another death threat.
Mr Adams claims he was informed of the threat by the PSNI. He also said that PSNI officers told him that a threat had been made against other senior Sinn Féin figures by someone who has connections with the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF). Mr Adams is believed to have revealed the threat on his Twitter account over the weekend. The news comes after a week of controversy for Mr Adams as he was forced to apologize for using offensive language to describe some unionists during a public meeting in Northern Ireland.
This is not the first time that Mr Adams has had threat made on his life, he was told in May that there was a “credible” threat against his life after his release from police custody where he had been questioned about the murder of Belfast mother Jean McConville in 1972 and other alleged links to the IRA. Although Mr Adams reportedly blamed opponents of the peace process for the threat which was passed to members of his family while he was detained at Antrim police station for four days.
Mr Adams has since released a statement in which he said: “This is a worrying development but it will not deter me or Sinn Féin from moving forward with our campaign for a new, independent Ireland of equals.”