A local Fianna Fáil TD has revealed the content of the abuse and online bullying he has received recently.
Gardaí in Strokestown are investigating threatening comments made about Eugene Murphy on Facebook.
The posts appeared on a page called Justice 4 Elderly Farmer Michael Gavin, which the social-media giant has now closed.
Mr Gavin was a Taughmaconnell man who supporters believed was unfairly treated in the disposal of a relative’s state.
Deputy Murphy, who has no connection to the case, explains the content of the abuse he received on the Facebook page.
The Roscommon-Galway TD also revealed he received a threat of a physical assault recently.