Detectives will today begin examining statements made by 10 men who were questioned for allegedly conspiring to fix football matches in the League of Ireland.
The 10 men were taken into custody – eight in Limerick, one in Cork and one in Dublin, aged from their 20s to their 60s – on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. All ten men have since been released without charge.
The suspects are current and former players as well as individuals not involved in the game who allegedly operated together to manipulate games and place corresponding bets.
The arrests marked the culmination of a three-year investigation by specialist officers attached to the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Unit in the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau.