BREAKING - Man arrested in Kildare office of statutory body

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BREAKING -  Man arrested in Kildare office of statutory body

Leixlip Garda Station

Gardaí said a man has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corrupt practices at the Kildare office of a statutory body.

The man is currently being held at Leixlip Garda Station. 

A statutory body has powers to perform specific functions on behalf of the government or the state. 

A Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) have arrested a man, aged in his 50s, today as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corrupt practices at an office of a statutory body.

"The arrest operation was conducted as part of Operation Lakefront by detectives attached to the Anti-Corruption Unit, GNECB in Co Kildare this morning.

"The man was arrested for offences contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Acts and was conveyed to Leixlip Garda Station, where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."

Gardaí said that no further information is available and that investigations are ongoing.