A TV viewer has issued a complaint alleging that an RTÉ comedy sketch which depicted God as a rapist is blasphemous under the laws in Northern Ireland.
The person this week made the complaint to Crimestoppers in the UK, asking for the matter to be referred to the PSNI to investigate as the programme aired in Northern Ireland and was available to watch on the RTÉ Player there.
Blasphemy is no longer an offence in the Republic, but it remains an offence under common law in Northern Ireland.
However, a PSNI source said they likely have no jurisdiction to investigate the matter.
The national broadcaster has received nearly 7,000 complaints to date about the sketch by satirical website Waterford Whispers in the New Year's Eve Countdown Show on RTÉ One.
The show featured former RTÉ News anchor Aengus Mac Grianna - who later apologised - reading a satirical news bulletin about God being arrested for sexual harassment.
The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, denounced the broadcast as "deeply offensive and blasphemous".
The Republic voted to remove blasphemy from the Constitution in a 2018 referendum.
It followed calls to reform Irish blasphemy laws after gardaí had to launch an investigation into English actor Stephen Fry in 2017 over comments he made on RTÉ show The Meaning of Life, hosted by the late Gay Byrne.
A member of the public reported the blasphemy allegation to Ennis garda station. Gardaí decided not to proceed further with the investigation against Mr Fry after they failed to find a large group of people outraged by his comments .