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# DNA Database

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The number of profiles on Ireland's DNA database doubled in 2019
The database is regarded as one of the State’s most important tools for fighting crime.
New forensic technologies help solve five missing persons cases
Forensic Science Ireland developed an improved method for extracting DNA from bones, particularly if they have been recovered from seas or rivers.
DNA database helped match offenders to at least 30 violent crimes last year
More than 900 investigative links between people and unsolved crimes have been uncovered.
New technology solves mystery of unidentified body found 10 years ago using siblings' DNA
Joseph Reilly’s family have been searching for him for over 10 years to no avail.
New DNA database helped gardaí solve two murders and hundreds of burglaries
The database has been in operation for 15 months.
Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.
Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?
The DNA of the most serious criminals will be kept on a database under a new law. But is it a good idea? Or a step too far for civil liberties?
Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights
The bill, once passed, is likely to see a new DNA database in operation by next year. Criminals who receive a sentence of 5 years or more will have their DNA logged.
Column: Considered and informed debate about a DNA database is vital
A DNA database could be a phenomenal tool for the criminal process – but we need to avoid the use of generalised rhetoric and instead engage in an open and informed debate on the type of database necessary from an Irish perspective, writes David ODwyer.
Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database
The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.
DNA database is one more tool that will help catch perpetrators, says RCNI
The Rape Crisis Network Ireland welcomes the DNA Database System Bill which will increase the possibility for justice for sexual violence victims.
Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?
Proposals to set up a new database are being published today – but is it a good idea?
To cat-ch a killer: New pet database nabs UK murderer
Cats. Is there anything they can’t do? A database of cat hair has helped convict a killer in the UK.
Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year
Criminals with sentences of more than 5 years will have their DNA logged on a national database, including most sexual offences crimes.
'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains
Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.
Bodies of Air France crash victims arrive in France for identification
The bodies of 104 victims of the Air France crash will arrive in Paris today for identification, two years after the tragedy occurred over the Atlantic Ocean.
Poll: Is it right to have a national DNA database to tackle crime?
A newspaper reports that every prisoner convicted of a serious offence or arrested for a crime that carries a jail term of five years or more will be required to provide DNA for a national database. But should we have such a system?
Prisoners will be forced to give DNA samples for national crime database - report
A newspaper reports also says that anyone arrested for a crime carrying a jail term of five years or more could be forced to give a sample.
Shatter to prioritise laws creating national DNA database
The Minister for Justice tells the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors about his legislative priorities.