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27th Jun 2024

Bomb threat made to home of Taoiseach Simon Harris

Simon Kelly

Simon Harris bomb threat

His wife and children were at home at the time.

A bomb threat was made to the home of Taoiseach Simon Harris yesterday evening, it has been confirmed.

The threat was made just after 6pm on Wednesday evening while Mr Harris’ wife and young children were at home.

It is believed that the threat was made in a phone call to the Samaritans helpline.

No device was found after a search from Gardaí and it was later confirmed to be a hoax.

Simon Harris

Bomb threat made to home of Taoiseach Simon Harris

At the time of the threat on Wednesday evening, the Taoiseach was in the Dáil for voting.

He spent the afternoon in Áras an Uachtaráin as Jack Chambers was given his seal of office by President Michael D Higgins as he was made Finance Minister.

In recent weeks, far-right activists have protested outside Mr Harris’ home on a number of occasions.

The most recent incident involved masked individuals arriving at the property of the Taoiseach.

Three people were arrested last week as part of the garda investigations.

Hoax bomb threats have also been made to the home of Justice Minister Helen McEntee in recent weeks, with her family evacuated a number of times.

Other politicians like Green Party TD Roderic O’Gorman have also experienced protests outside their house led by far-right activists.

The office of the Taoiseach office is not commenting on yesterday’s incident.

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