Deputy Regina Doherty.

Doherty receives death threats after radio clash with Adams

Gardai are investigating a death threat made against Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty which was issued after she became embroiled in a heated radio row with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, the Irish Independent website is reporting today.

It says that following the debate on LMFM radio, Ms Doherty received a series of abusive messages via text message and social media from anonymous individuals.

One message warned that Ms Doherty's throat would be 'slit' as a result of her comments made during the debate.

The Ratoath-based deputy has spoken with her local superintendent and an investigation has been launched.

It's also understood she has been told to take precautions in relation to her personal safety.

Ms Doherty confirmed the threat and said she has been in touch with gardai.

A Sinn Fein spokesman told the Independent: 'Sinn Féin condemns all threats to politicians. There can never be any justification for this type of behaviour.'