A garda has returned his medal for the Dublin Marathon after being accused of taking the Luas to finish the 26.2 mile race.
The anti-corruption cop has now been disqualified and banned from taking part again in the race again.
Questions were raised about the off-duty garda’s time amid suspicions they may have used the Luas to complete a portion of the race.
A spokesperson for the marathon said the person has apologised, returned their medal and t-shirt.
The garda’s name has now been removed from the official results while Dublin City Marathon said it has completed its investigation.
Garda Headquarters said today it is now conducting a “fact-finding review” of the matter to establish the facts of the case.
The officer has to be spoken to and gardaí have yet to receive an explanation as to what happened and why.
Senior gardaí say the officer will be given an opportunity to explain and will be offered support if deemed necessary.
They also say there may be professional implications for the garda and questions over their continued service in the anti-corruption unit.