Gardaí investigating ‘serious threats’ made against President Michael D Higgins
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Gardaí investigating ‘serious threats’ made against President Michael D Higgins

A GARDAI investigation has been launched after President Michael D Higgins was reportedly targeted with vile threats of physical harm.

According to The Irish Examiner, the President of Ireland was allegedly threatened in a serious of social media posts called on “serious harm” be done to the Irish leader.

The source of the comments is now being probed by officers in Dublin.

All of comments relate to a proposed demonstration outside Áras an Uachtaráin.

In the remarks, the individual says they planned to go to “the park” to protest outside President Higgins’ home.

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While the protest did not go ahead, the individual goes on to state that they planned to inflict serious harm on an individual.

The intended victim appears to be President Higgins.

According to the post, the protestor said the victim should be "danced on [until there is] nothing left on his head".

The remarks come after President Higgins signed the controversial Mother and Baby Homes Bill into law, despite outcry from opposition TDs and survivors.

Their concern centres on the fact many of the records related to Ireland’s mother and baby homes are set to be sealed for 30 years.

President Higgins insisted the bill had been signed after he had "considered all the options available to him".

Though the President of Ireland did sign off on the legislation, in signing the document he opened up the possibility for the bill to be challenged legally by the public.

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