Gardaí have arrested a man in his 50s as part of an ongoing probe into the activities of alleged bogus tradesmen.
An investigation began after a man in his 70s handed over a substantial sum of cash to alleged bogus tradesmen for roofing works on a residential property in the south Dublin area.
The arrested male was detained at a garda station in Co Dublin under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.
He has since been released from garda custody and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow, gardaí said.