Adams warned of dissident threat
Dissident republican hardliners are actively targeting Sinn Fein
President Gerry Adams, it has emerged.
PSNI police visited Mr Adams's home at about midnight last night and
told him his life was in danger.
The West Belfast MP, who is currently on a political trip to the United
States was not at home, but the information was given to a family
West Belfast councillor Michael Ferguson said all threats of this
nature had to be taken seriously, particularly at a time when the
political process was in crisis.
"If this threat is true then I am sure that many republicans in west
Belfast and further afield will be disappointed and indeed angry,"
"However, these republican micro-organisations operate without either
mandate or a strategy to achieve change or deliver a united Ireland.
"Sinn Fein are absolutely committed to the peace process and we will
not be deflected by threats from loyalists, the British or indeed so
called dissident republicans."