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''It's a growing problem in politics, I'd like to see legislation being brought forward''

90% of TDs and senators have been threatened physically or verbally in the course of doing thei...

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13.07 5 Nov 2021


''It's a growing problem in politics, I'd like to see legislation being brought forward''


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13.07 5 Nov 2021


90% of TDs and senators have been threatened physically or verbally in the course of doing their jobs, a Newstalk survey has found.  

The survey of almost 100 politicians found that online threatening abuse is now a daily occurrence for many elected representatives.  

Almost half of TDs and Senators have received death threats online, while many female politicians have received messages online telling them they’re going to be raped.  

Andrea discussed with James O’Connor, Fianna Fail TD in Cork, Louise O’Reilly, Sinn Fein TD for Dublin Fingal, Barry Cowen, Fianna Fail TD for Laois/Offaly and Regina Doherty, Fine Gael senator...

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