The Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says he expects a thorough and timely investigation after 3 members of the gardai were arrested on suspicion of corruption this morning.
An inspector, superintendent and a garda are being questioned in connection with an investigation into a Limerick criminal gang.
It's suspected information has been disclosed to the gang about a CAB inquiry into its activities.
Several premises in the southern part of the country were also searched as part of the investigation.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says it is a worrying situation, but he hasn't been briefed yet;
Image: Leo Varadkar, 16/05/19; RollingNews