Trainee Garda suspended after he was found to be in an adult film
An internal probe has been launched.
A trainee member of the Gardaí has been suspended after it was discovered that he took part in a pornographic film.
According to RTÉ, the man was filmed alongside a number of other men and women, as well as participating in scenes of an explicit sexual nature with a woman.
It's understood that the adult film was made several years ago, before the man embroiled in the controversy had applied to join An Garda Síochána.
Garda Headquarters confirmed the man's suspension, pending the outcome of an inquiry.
A Garda spokesperson told JOE:
"A Trainee Garda has been suspended pending the outcome of an inquiry.
"An Garda Síochána does not comment on the detail of internal disciplinary matters and will not be commenting any further at this time."
Pornography that includes any participants being beneath the Irish age of consent is strictly illegal. This includes videos, DVD, film, photographs, digital files, drawings and text descriptions.
It’s understood that the participants of the film were consenting adults.
There are no other laws banning specific types of pornography in Ireland. It is also not illegal to act in a pornographic film in Ireland.
There are currently more than 600 trainee Gardaí in Templemore. The next group of recruits are set to graduate at the end of June.