Alison Healy reports:
Some 70 staff in the Department of Social and Family Affairs have been disciplined for inappropriately accessing personal records of others in the past five years, according to figures received by The Irish Times.
Of those, 69 related to the personal records of EuroMillions lottery winner Dolores McNamara. The Department of Social and Family Affairs said it had issued warning letters to 69 people in connection with that case in 2006.
After the Limerick woman won €115 million in the EuroMillions lottery in 2005, personal information such as her benefits and tax details were published in some newspapers.
Read more in Irish Times.