Gardaí in Galway have arrested a man in connection with an ongoing investigation into the alleged abduction of a man last year.

The 68-year-old man was arrested earlier today in the Galway area.

He is being detained at Gort Garda Station. It is understood he is being questioned on suspicion of wasting Garda time.

The man is being held under Section 4 of the 1984 Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí say the arrest is connected to the discovery of Kevin McGeever in the Ballinamore area of Co Leitrim in late January.

He had been reported missing to gardaí in Gort, Co Galway in May of last year by his partner.