THE PSNI have told Gerry Adams that he is under threat of death from loyalists, says the Sinn Fein president.
Mr Adams said he was told by the PSNI that the threat had been made against him and other senior Sinn Féin figures.
“The threats are from someone purporting to speak for the outlawed loyalist paramilitary group the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF),” he said one his Twitter account on Saturday night.
He added: “Just been told by PSNI of death threat against me & SF leadership by someone claiming 2 speak 4 UFF.”
The Louth TD said on Sunday morning: “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.”
In May this year, Mr Adams was warned by police that he was under threat from republican “criminal elements”.
It followed his release from the serious crime suite in Antrim where he was being questioned about the murder of Jean McConville in 1972.