Six women and four men are being detained in Garda stations in Cork, Clare and Limerick.

A man has been released without charge as part of an investigation into a suspected paedophile ring in Munster.

Ten people remain in custody after being arrested yesterday in Limerick, Tipperary and Kerry.

Gardaí are investigating the alleged sexual exploitation of a number of children in the Newcastle West Garda District.

The six women and four men are being detained in Garda stations in Cork, Clare and Limerick.

The suspects range in age from their 20s to their 70s.

One man has been released without charge, and a file is to be prepared for the DPP.