Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD has described the latest threats against the PSNI as cowardly and senseless.
“Yesterday’s threat from the Real IRA is further evidence that terrorist gangs have no respect for the sovereign wishes of the Irish people. These deluded criminals fail to comprehend the true meaning of republicanism and quite clearly have nothing but contempt for this country and its people.
“Our island remains united in its revulsion for those who killed Constable Ronan Kerr in cold blood earlier this month. The public outrage after Constable Kerr’s murder proves that this country is not willing to be dictated to by criminals. Any terrorist group that believes they can return Ireland to the violence of the past is gravely mistaken.  Foolish attempts to attack our peace process will not be tolerated and will not work.
“We must continue to send out a strong and clear message that the PSNI, in close cooperation with the gardaí, is a force for good on this island. There is no question that their work enforcing the law and guarding the peace will continue. The public support for the force and its officers only strengthens under threats from misguided terrorists.”