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Mary Lou McDonald. Picture: Justin Farrelly

Mary Lou McDonald. Picture: Justin Farrelly

Mary Lou McDonald. Picture: Justin Farrelly

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said gardai have been alerted to threats made against her.

Speaking ahead of a Sinn Féin public meeting in Cork, Ms McDonald was asked if she had received threat similar to those made against her party colleagues.

The Sinn Féin leader said she had received similar threats but would not provide any further detail.

Asked if gardai were aware of the threats, she said they were but again would not provide any additional information.

Sinn Féin vice president Michelle O'Neill and policing spokesperson Jerry Kelly were both recently warned of a dissident republican plot to target them.

Separately, Ms McDonald described as "nonsense" Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's claims that the Sinn Féin rally was aimed at intimidating and bullying other parties.

More than 800 people attended the event in the Rochestown Hotel.

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