The tape of an RTÉ interview with a man who is at the centre of an abuse investigation in Waterford has been given to gardaí.

RTÉ News interviewed the man last week and broadcast sections of the recording.

The former sports coach did not deny claims that he abused up to 30 teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

RTÉ has been cooperating fully with gardaí, who obtained a court order at Waterford District Court today, requesting that it hand over original source material of the interviews.