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#DNA Database

# dna-database - Thursday 10 September, 2020

The number of profiles on Ireland's DNA database doubled in 2019
# Forensics
# Forensics

The number of profiles on Ireland's DNA database doubled in 2019

Sep 10th 2020, 12:05 PM 10,733 Views 21 Comments

The database is regarded as one of the State’s most important tools for fighting crime.

# dna-database - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

New forensic technologies help solve five missing persons cases
# Crime Scene Investigation
# Crime Scene Investigation

New forensic technologies help solve five missing persons cases

Apr 9th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,319 Views 4 Comments

Forensic Science Ireland developed an improved method for extracting DNA from bones, particularly if they have been recovered from seas or rivers.

# dna-database - Thursday 24 May, 2018

DNA database helped match offenders to at least 30 violent crimes last year
# Crime Scene Investigation
# Crime Scene Investigation

DNA database helped match offenders to at least 30 violent crimes last year

May 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,785 Views 5 Comments

More than 900 investigative links between people and unsolved crimes have been uncovered.

# dna-database - Monday 4 December, 2017

New technology solves mystery of unidentified body found 10 years ago using siblings' DNA
# Mystery Solved
# Mystery Solved

New technology solves mystery of unidentified body found 10 years ago using siblings' DNA

Dec 4th 2017, 10:58 AM 17,584 Views 3 Comments

Joseph Reilly’s family have been searching for him for over 10 years to no avail.

# dna-database - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

New DNA database helped gardaí solve two murders and hundreds of burglaries
# Success
# Success

New DNA database helped gardaí solve two murders and hundreds of burglaries

May 17th 2017, 3:00 PM 13,657 Views 34 Comments

The database has been in operation for 15 months.

# dna-database - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?

Jun 11th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,805 Views 43 Comments

TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in a DNA database for criminals?

Jun 11th 2014, 8:43 AM 10,702 Views 103 Comments

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?

# dna-database - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Shatter: DNA database strikes balance between tackling crime and respecting human rights

Oct 9th 2013, 3:00 PM 3,668 Views 26 Comments

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.

# dna-database - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Column: Considered and informed debate about a DNA database is vital
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Considered and informed debate about a DNA database is vital

Sep 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 113 Views 21 Comments

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.

# dna-database - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

Sep 11th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,031 Views 44 Comments

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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Sep 11th 2013, 4:54 PM 5,143 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

DNA database is one more tool that will help catch perpetrators, says RCNI
# DNA Testing
# DNA Testing

DNA database is one more tool that will help catch perpetrators, says RCNI

Sep 11th 2013, 3:15 PM 3,382 Views 27 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?

Sep 11th 2013, 9:39 AM 7,172 Views 156 Comments

Proposals to set up a new database are being published today – but is it a good idea?

# dna-database - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

To cat-ch a killer: New pet database nabs UK murderer
# Cats
# Cats

To cat-ch a killer: New pet database nabs UK murderer

Aug 14th 2013, 2:24 PM 7,153 Views 14 Comments

Cats. Is there anything they can’t do? A database of cat hair has helped convict a killer in the UK.

# dna-database - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year

Jul 24th 2013, 11:33 AM 4,717 Views 106 Comments

Criminals with sentences of more than 5 years will have their DNA logged on a national database, including most sexual offences crimes.

# dna-database - Friday 9 November, 2012

'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains
# Missing
# Missing

'The Forgotten Dead': Calls for database for unidentified remains

Nov 9th 2012, 3:09 PM 5,615 Views 6 Comments

Families who lost their relations at sea would like the database to be created to aid in the search for missing people.

# dna-database - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Bodies of Air France crash victims arrive in France for identification
# Air France Flight
# Air France Flight

Bodies of Air France crash victims arrive in France for identification

Jun 16th 2011, 8:29 AM 581 Views 0 Comments

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.

# dna-database - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Poll: Is it right to have a national DNA database to tackle crime?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it right to have a national DNA database to tackle crime?

Apr 30th 2011, 10:50 AM 3,673 Views 31 Comments

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
# DNA
# DNA

Prisoners will be forced to give DNA samples for national crime database - report

Apr 30th 2011, 10:29 AM 723 Views 8 Comments

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Apr 30th 2011, 8:57 AM 3,071 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Bad news for growth and jobs in Ireland; The royal wedding hangover; a television appearance by Colonel Gaddafi; the one year anniversary of Gerry Ryan’s death; and a race row hits French football.

# dna-database - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Shatter to prioritise laws creating national DNA database
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Shatter to prioritise laws creating national DNA database

Apr 20th 2011, 3:49 PM 824 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Justice tells the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors about his legislative priorities.