Death threats to second Tipperary TD.

Gardaí are investigating a death threat to a Fine Gael TD in Tipperary following comments by him in the Dáil.

Deputy Noel Coonan compared water charge protestors to Islamic State militants and suggested that protestors in Dublin were parasites living off country people.

Following those comments a death threat was phoned to a staff member in Deputy Coonan's constituency office in Templemore.

Investigations are also continuing after four bomb and death threats were made against fellow Tipperary TD, Environment Minister Alan Kelly this week.