Dissident republicans plotting to attack deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill and Gerry Kelly claim PSNI

Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O'Neill said she has been informed by police of a dissident republican plot to attack both her and MLA Gerry Kelly.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:08 pm
Michelle O'Neill and Gerry Kelly pictured at Stormont on Tuesday.

Making the announcement at Stormont, the deputy First Minister said she will not be deterred.

"I have been told by the PSNI that they have intelligence that dissident republicans are planning an attack against myself and Gerry Kelly," Ms O'Neill said.

"These people have nothing to offer society. These people have clearly intent to attack myself and Gerry, our families. We are also aware this comes on the back of both myself and Gerry attending the PSNI recruitment fair last week.

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"So let me be very clear, dissident republicans have no strategy, they have no plan, they have no progress towards Irish unity and I think this intelligence comes at a time when we have never been closer to Irish unity.

"I will not be deterred. Gerry Kelly will not be deterred. Sinn Fein will not be deterred from trying to build a better society."