Major Garda Investigation Launched Following Online Abuse Of Munster Players


The Gardaí have launched a major investigation following complaints from a number of Munster rugby players who were the subject of serious online abuse and harassment.

The information was posted online via a number of fake social media profiles and targeted a number of senior players.

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Superintendent Derek Smart, Henry Street Garda Station, said:

“We are aware that certain people have made complaints, which we are investigating.”

Gardaí would not comment on the alleged nature of the complaints they received.

“All I can say is that an investigation is underway into complaints from individuals. The investigation has been taking place over the last couple of months,” he added.

“It’s ongoing. No arrests have been made,” 

According to a report in the Limerick Leader, a source at the club claimed the alleged perpetrators were “actively looking to destroy reputations and falsely represent people”.

We’ve seen some of the screenshots that have been circulating and the information being spread is very serious. Let’s hope the perpetrator is found.