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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?

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THE OIREACHTAS WILL today discuss plans to set up a new DNA database in Ireland.

The new bill is expected to compel people convicted of the most serious crimes – including murder and sex offences – to provide their DNA for the database in a bid to solve crimes and identity perpetrators.

However some civil liberties groups have raised concerns about the retention of information.

What do you think? Is a DNA database for criminals a good idea?

Poll Results:

Yes (4944)
No (388)
I don't know (112)

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