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Eight officers are suspended

Eight officers are suspended

Eight officers are suspended

Eight gardaí have been suspended on foot of claims of alleged corruption, as part of a major garda probe in the Munster region.

The suspensions came on Saturday after lengthy enquiries by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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The investigation is focused on claims that gardaí did not pursue garda enquiries into alleged road traffic offences and public order allegations against a number of parties.

Last October, mobile phones and documents were seized from a number of gardaí, as well as GAA players and officials.

According to sources, some gardaí have claimed that they were directed to abandon prosecutions.

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