A MAN has been arrested and released pending further investigations after details of GAA members from throughout the country were stolen.
We can reveal that the details of hundreds of registered GAA members in Donegal were on the stolen database.
However it’s thought that a former disgruntled employee of Servasport in Belfast, the company which managed the GAA members database, was behind an incident where discs containing information were sent to the Gaelic Players Association and the Data Protection Commissioner in Dublin.
PSNI sources have ruled out any paramilitary or sinister motive behind the leak.
As well as the names and addresses of members, the database holds:
- 288,511 dates of birth
- 107,212 mobile numbers
- 63,695 landline numbers
- 30,171 email addresses
In 544 individual cases, the database referred to a medical condition.
The GAA said it would write directly to each of these members setting out the information about them.
Over 167,000 of the members on the database are under 18.
A PSNI source said they don’t believe any GAA members here or elsewhere in Ireland was at risk as a result of the actions of the former computer company.