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RTÉ says it is co-operating with police investigation into phone calls

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Image caption A spokesperson for RTÉ said the alleged phone calls did not come from the newsroom, but from a general number on the campus

The Republic of Ireland's state broadcaster RTÉ has confirmed that it is co-operating with a police investigation into allegations about phone calls made from its headquarters in Donnybrook in Dublin.

The Irish Independent reported the phone calls were made to a "high profile businesswoman".

RTÉ has said an internal inquiry had been conducted.

It said the individual was not a staff member, but employed on a casual basis.

In its article, the paper reported that the phone calls to the woman were "creepy and menacing".

A spokesperson for RTÉ said the alleged phone calls did not come from the newsroom as reported by the paper, but from a general phone number on the campus.

She added that the incident did not require a review of security.