A memo from the RTÉ newsroom which named an Irish sports star in relation to an alleged assault and was subsequently leaked on social media and messaging apps has led RTÉ to notify the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

The memo, which contained the line “NB NB NOT FOR PUBLICATION/BROADCAST NB NB”, named a sports star and said that they had presented themselves to a Garda Station for questioning in relation to an alleged assault.

The rest of the memo contained the running order of other stories broadcast on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland radio show that morning.

-Noah Harte