A man has been arrested as part of n investigation into alleged match-fixing in the League of Ireland.
The man in his 20s was arrested earlier today, following a search operation in the south of the country.
He's being detained at a Garda station in the Southern Region, where he can be questioned for up to 24 hours.
Today’s arrest brings the total number of people arrested as part of the investigation to 15.
Operation Brookweed was set up by Gardí in 2019 following reports of suspected match-fixing received from the FAI and UEFA.
Ongoing assistance continues to be provided by INTERPOL officers.
Detective Superintendent Catharina Gunne, from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, says "Match-fixing and corruption are a threat to all sports at all levels and undermine public confidence in the fairness of sport.
"It can allow organised crime to infiltrate sport in order to use it to make illicit gains or launder proceeds of crime.
The Anti-Bribery & Corruption Unit will take proactive action where necessary to disrupt such criminality.
Match-fixers prey on young and vulnerable players in order to corrupt them for their ends. A conviction for involvement in match-fixing could result in a significant custodial sentence.”
Gardaí have renewed their appeal for anyone with information in relation to match-fixing or sports corruption to contact them in confidence on the Bribery and Corruption Confidential Reporting line - 1800 40 60 80 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or their local Garda Station.