Eleven people arrested by Gardaí in Tipperary, Limerick and Kerry on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual exploitation of children have been released without charge.
Files will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The investigation is ongoing.
The six women and five men, ranging in ages from their 20s to 70s, were arrested by gardai from Limerick in conjunction with the Limerick Divisional Protective Services Unit on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual exploitation of children who were resident in the Newcastle West Garda District.
All eleven were arrested in Limerick, Tipperary and Kerry and were detained at various Garda Stations in Limerick, Cork and Clare under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.