Ex-Garda arrested in connection with alleged immigration irregularities released without charge

A former Garda, arrested by officers from the Roscommon-Longford division in connection with alleged immigration irregularities, has been released without charge

The man in his 60s, who was arrested on Wednesday was released without charge last night.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man was arrested as part of a probe by Gardaí from the Roscommon / Longford Division who were investigating a number of immigration irregularities at a Garda Station in the then Western Region which commenced in mid- 2017.

The arrested man was a serving member of An Garda Síochána but has since retired.

He is currently detained at a Garda Station in the midlands area under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardaí involved in this investigation were assisted by a team from the Garda National Immigration Bureau and officials from the Department of Justice.