Garda probe launched as confidential investigation pictures leaked
Gardaí have launched a data breach probe after confidential photos concerning ongoing investigations were leaked.
Images of a notice board in a Dublin garda station - which had pictures of convicted sex offenders and gangland criminals - were circulated on social media and in Whatsapp groups.
The office of the Data Commissioner has been notified of the suspected breach.
A garda spokesman confirmed they are investigating a possible breach of the Data Protection Act.
"As this is an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate for An Garda Siochana to discuss the matter further."
No arrests have yet been made.