Sinn Féin's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill has said she has been informed by police of a dissident republican plot to attack both her and MLA Gerry Kelly.

Making the announcement at Stormont, the Deputy First Minister said she will not be deterred.

"I have been told by the PSNI that they have intelligence that dissident republicans are planning an attack against myself and Gerry Kelly," Ms O'Neill said.

"These people have nothing to offer society. These people have clearly intent to attack myself and Gerry, our families. We are also aware this comes on the back of both myself and Gerry attending the PSNI recruitment fair last week.

"So let me be very clear, dissident republicans have no strategy, they have no plan, they have no progress towards Irish unity and I think this intelligence comes at a time when we have never been closer to Irish unity.

"I will not be deterred. Gerry Kelly will not be deterred. Sinn Féin will not be deterred from trying to build a better society."

Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster has condemned those behind death threats.

"We live in a democracy. The ballot box is how we effect change, not through the bomb or bullet," the DUP leader said.

"Whether in 1970, 1980, 1990 or 2020, violence from every hue must be condemned. There is no place for threats or violence."