Tipperary hurler Darren Gleeson banned from being financial adviser by Central Bank
The goalkeeper from the Tipperary hurling team, Darren Gleeson, has been prohibited from acting as a financial adviser by the Central Bank.
The Central Bank said that following a fitness and probity investigation conducted in accordance with Section 25 of the Central Bank Reform Act 2010, a prohibition notice has issued against Mr Gleeson, of Portroe, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
It said he was formerly a director of a retail intermediary firm.
The move by the regulators prohibits him from carrying out any controlled functions, including pre-approval controlled functions, in any regulated financial service provider for an indefinite period.
It was not clear why the Central Bank has moved against the hurler.
Mr Gleeson (35) has been a regular member of the Tipperary hurling starting fifteen and has won Five Munster medals. He has been an All-Ireland winner on one occasion.
Under the Central Bank Reform Act 2010 (the “2010 Act”) gave the Central Bank a consolidated power to approve senior appointments to regulated firms and powers to investigate, suspend, or prohibit persons from the financial services industry where concerns arise about their fitness and/or probity.