Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has told reporters that the posters hanging from lampposts threatening Quinn Industrial Holding (QIH) directors will be removed.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Wednesday, Commissioner Harris was asked by a journalist why the posters threatening the directors had not been taken down.

Responding Commissoner Harris said: "I have addressed that matter with my own commanders in that area and we will address that issue."

He added that Gardai will remove the posters and if they need to employ specialist help then they will do so.

Commissioner Harris said that he had given Taoiseach Varadkar and Mr. Flanagan assurances that investigations into crimes which have happened close to the border including the abduction of QIH director Kevin Lunney, are well resourced and progressing.

"Those investigations do continue they are resourced both locally and from a national level but even beyond that again we have shown our commitment to policing of the border areas through the investment resources there including the recent movement of an armed support unit to Cavan."

This week a fresh threats was made against the QIH directors saying it was their "final warning" and that they could easily have killed Mr. Lunney.