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‘Stupid’ New IRA bomb threat warnings are ‘dangerous’

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
18th Feb 20 2:42 pm

Gerry Kelly a senior republican said the New IRA threats against Sinn Féin are “stupid” and “dangerous.”

All party members have been warned of a dissident plot to launch under-car bomb attacks, but Kelly the party’s policing spokesman said this will not deter elected representatives.

He said, “Their reaction to a surge in republican support is to actually threaten republicans.

“It is stupid, but it is dangerous.”

Michelle O’Neill, Stormont’s deputy first minister said last week, police officers warned that dissident republicans are planning an attack on her and Kelly.

Kelly added, “What came home to me when I got threats, and I have gotten threats over the years, was when my children were a bit younger and started saying things like, ‘Do I need to close the door daddy’, or ‘Do I need to watch when we go out in the car’, and things like that.

“That is when it comes home to you.

“It was part and parcel of what we were as political representatives involved in, so it is the families I think will worry most.

“I can also say with considerable confidence that there is probably not a single Sinn Féin representative who will be deterred from pursuing what we have been pursuing, which is an Ireland of equals.”

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