BBC journalists are among eleven men arrested by gardai in County Donegal as part of a probe into paramilitary activity.
The journalists were working on a current affairs investigation
The BBC has said the journalists were working on a BBC NI current affairs investigation and had full editorial authority under the BBC's guidelines.
A spokesperson said the other parties present were fully aware that they were with BBC journalists.
The arrests were made on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
The men, who are aged between 30 and 48, are being held at Burnfoot, Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations.
They were arrested under Section 30 of the Republic's Offences Against the State Act.
A garda spokesman said the men were being held over "ongoing investigations into paramilitary activity".