Nine In Ten Oireachtas Members Faced Threat Or Abuse

However, a Laois Offaly Senator says she's faced very little abuse in her time as a politician.

94% of TDs and senators say they have faced some form of threat or abuse.

It's one of the findings of a new survey to be launched this afternoon, which also heard 72% of political staff have faced some form of abuse.

The UCD study reports over half experienced abusive language, while 35% faced remarks about their physical appearance.

Offaly Senator and Junior Agriculture Minister Pippa Hackett says she's experienced little abuse in Laois and Offaly:

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