Adams comments on 'dissident' death threats

 

Sinn Féin party president Mr Gerry Adams has commented on a death threat allegedly made against him by dissident republicans.

"I don't intend to be intimidated from representing those who support our party and that wider group of people who support the peace process."

"That is, in the first instance, to represent Sinn Fein and the people thatelect me but also to pursue the peace process which we have been heavilyinvolved in since its inception.

"I don't intend to be deflected from any of those tasks by whatever riskthere is at this time."

Mr Adams said he had not taken any further steps to upgrade his security inthe wake of the threat.

"Republicans shouldn't pay an awful lot of heed to this, we can take care ofourselves in terms of security," he said.

"The reality of it all is let's keep focused on the big picture, which is tomove this struggle forward, to move the peace process forward and not bedeflected by anything."

A PSNI spokesman refused to confirm or deny the claim, saying the force did not discuss the personal security of any individual.

"Where we believe that someone needs to review their personal security, we take steps to inform them," he said. "We never ignore anything that could put someone at risk."

Additional reporting PA