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Eamon Collins was killed in 1999 - now there's a DNA breakthrough
# Investigation
# Investigation

Eamon Collins was killed in 1999 - now there's a DNA breakthrough

Jan 27th 2014, 6:31 AM 17,924 Views 30 Comments

Eamon Collins was beaten and stabbed in 1999 while out walking his dogs.

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
# Missing
# Missing

Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Dec 15th 2013, 11:30 AM 6,637 Views 8 Comments

This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.

Search concludes after remains of drug dealer found in Meath
# Christopher Gaffney
# Christopher Gaffney

Search concludes after remains of drug dealer found in Meath

Nov 4th 2013, 10:06 AM 14,380 Views 0 Comments

The remains of Christopher Gaffney were discovered in a field at Clonee over the weekend.

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases
# Children
# Children

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases

Oct 24th 2013, 7:44 AM 5,736 Views 0 Comments

The group is calling on the Government to set up a full independent review of how state authorities acted, after two children were removed, then returned to their families.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:58 PM 15,924 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a Roma child’s DNA test results, transport fare hikes and Prince George’s christening.

Tallaght Roma girl's family victims of racist attacks
# Racism
# Racism

Tallaght Roma girl's family victims of racist attacks

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:45 PM 31,636 Views 99 Comments

The windows at the front of the family’s home have had to be fortified because of people in the area throwing bricks at the house.

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns
# Children
# Children

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:25 PM 12,327 Views 237 Comments

Two children who were removed from their Roma families have since been reunited with them.

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 3,686 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.

Post-mortem on skeletal remains to take place today
# Human Remains
# Human Remains

Post-mortem on skeletal remains to take place today

Sep 15th 2013, 9:03 AM 13,072 Views 44 Comments

The body has been removed and taken to the state morgue.

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

ABP takes legal action against Polish food supplier over horsemeat scandal

Sep 12th 2013, 4:24 PM 6,026 Views 16 Comments

The meat processing company says the Polish food supplier was in breach of contract.

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 6,063 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.

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 7,195 Views 156 Comments

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

Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species
# Breeding
# Breeding

Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species

Sep 1st 2013, 6:30 PM 11,387 Views 12 Comments

Genetic databases, ultrasounds and frozen sperm – expensive, complicated… and it doesn’t always work.

SuperValu to become first retailer to trace its bacon by DNA
# Pork
# Pork

SuperValu to become first retailer to trace its bacon by DNA

Aug 29th 2013, 7:33 AM 4,203 Views 33 Comments

The retailer came up with the idea after recognising potential weaknesses in paper based traceability systems following the pigmeat dioxin crisis.

DNA could link self-confessed Boston Strangler to rape and murder
# Boston Strangler
# Boston Strangler

DNA could link self-confessed Boston Strangler to rape and murder

Jul 11th 2013, 6:24 PM 8,321 Views 10 Comments

Albert DeSalvo’s remains will now be exhumed, after DNA from Mary Sullivan’s murder scene produced a “familial match” with him.

Edinburgh police in Irish appeal after Claddagh ring found on murder victim’s body
# Unidentified
# Unidentified

Edinburgh police in Irish appeal after Claddagh ring found on murder victim’s body

Jul 4th 2013, 9:27 PM 24,071 Views 26 Comments

One month after the remains were discovered, the victim still hasn’t been identified.

Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head
# Astonishing
# Astonishing

Artist can create your portrait from a single hair off your head

Jun 29th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,615 Views 11 Comments

DNA sequencing meets 3D printing meets artistry. Wow.

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'
# Mitochondria
# Mitochondria

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'

Jun 28th 2013, 8:04 AM 7,244 Views 39 Comments

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

Scientists decode DNA of 'living fossil' fish believed extinct for 70 million years
# Coelacanth
# Coelacanth

Scientists decode DNA of 'living fossil' fish believed extinct for 70 million years

Apr 20th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,359 Views 19 Comments

This all changed, however, when a South African fishing trawler caught a living specimen in 1938, earning it the “living fossil” nickname.

Bute found in Asda's corned beef product
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Bute found in Asda's corned beef product

Apr 9th 2013, 9:41 PM 15,259 Views 61 Comments

The supermarket said testing revealed “very low levels” of the drug.

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?

Mar 30th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,937 Views 16 Comments

There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.

Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal: Dept refuses to release over 200 pages of emails with FSAI

Mar 29th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,421 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Agriculture refused to release over a hundred pages of emails between it and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland following a Freedom of Information request.

"Remarkable discovery" as Greater Horseshoe bat found in Ireland
# Discovery
# Discovery

"Remarkable discovery" as Greater Horseshoe bat found in Ireland

Mar 26th 2013, 2:40 PM 15,867 Views 22 Comments

A single male Greater Horseshoe bat was found roosting in Co Wexford, Bat Conservation Ireland said today.

Birds Eye says products containing horse DNA came from Ireland
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Birds Eye says products containing horse DNA came from Ireland

Mar 5th 2013, 11:10 AM 8,686 Views 35 Comments

The company says it has carried out an investigation into all its beef products after some had to be withdrawn in February after horse DNA tests proved positive.

Traces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beef
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Traces of horsemeat DNA found in Polish beef

Feb 28th 2013, 10:03 PM 6,277 Views 20 Comments

DNA was found in three samples out of 121 tested, the country’s deputy national veterinarian said.

Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat: Focus on Naas company over imported Polish meat

Feb 16th 2013, 12:11 PM 13,599 Views 43 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney said that his department intends to introduce DNA testing from now on as a part of routine food testing in Ireland.

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing

Feb 11th 2013, 7:13 PM 6,361 Views 18 Comments

The Minister also announced that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the UK’s Food Standards Agency will work closely together on the horsemeat issue.

Up to 60% horse DNA found in Tesco spaghetti bolognese
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Up to 60% horse DNA found in Tesco spaghetti bolognese

Feb 11th 2013, 6:40 PM 9,987 Views 70 Comments

The supermarket retailer has apologised for letting its customers down, saying that a DNA testing programme is now underway.

Don't eat Findus frozen beef lasagne, advises FSAI
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Don't eat Findus frozen beef lasagne, advises FSAI

Feb 8th 2013, 8:24 AM 10,410 Views 54 Comments

Meanwhile, meat broker Martin McAdam said he was still “reeling” from the news that traces of horse were found in products he traded.

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products
# Burger
# Burger

McAdam Foods "shocked" to discover equine content was in its meat products

Feb 6th 2013, 10:19 AM 8,536 Views 34 Comments

The company also said it supplied 60 tonnes of beef to Silvercrest foods, contrary to reports that it had supplied 170 tonnes.

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?

Feb 5th 2013, 9:34 AM 8,411 Views 110 Comments

The horse meat controversy rumbles on but has it impacted on your confidence in Irish food production?

As horse meat scandal widens, Supermac's says its burgers are 100% Irish
# Horse Burgers
# Horse Burgers

As horse meat scandal widens, Supermac's says its burgers are 100% Irish

Feb 5th 2013, 8:12 AM 9,807 Views 43 Comments

Supermacs has officially commented on the issue, after it emerged that Rangeland Foods supplies it with beef.

New Tumour Profiling Unit hopes to better target cancer treatments
# Cancer Research
# Cancer Research

New Tumour Profiling Unit hopes to better target cancer treatments

Jan 29th 2013, 1:48 PM 3,088 Views 2 Comments

The Institute of Cancer Research in London is hoping to use a tumour’s DNA to better track cancer treatment.

Dept: Food investigations 'dealt with on case-by-case basis'
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Dept: Food investigations 'dealt with on case-by-case basis'

Jan 17th 2013, 12:53 PM 3,934 Views 13 Comments

The FSAI and Department of Agriculture deal with such investigations on a case-by-case basis, it was confirmed today.

"Oh Hell No!" Irish horse burgers: How the world reacted
# Horse Inside
# Horse Inside

"Oh Hell No!" Irish horse burgers: How the world reacted

Jan 17th 2013, 10:47 AM 22,233 Views 54 Comments

What did the world think of our horse burger dilemma? We flipped and were furious, apparently.

Notorious Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly to be buried beside mother
# Ned Kelly
# Ned Kelly

Notorious Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly to be buried beside mother

Jan 17th 2013, 8:08 AM 10,061 Views 15 Comments

The infamous bushranger, who was hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880 , will be laid to rest beside his mother Ellen in a private burial on Sunday.

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'

Jan 16th 2013, 8:17 AM 9,293 Views 113 Comments

The FSAI has said there is no evidence of widespread ill practice, where horsemeat is being substituted for beef.

Court orders DNA tests in cold case of murdered little boy
# France
# France

Court orders DNA tests in cold case of murdered little boy

Sep 26th 2012, 2:01 PM 11,536 Views 7 Comments

Four-year-old Gregory Villemin was found tied up and drowned in a river in France in 1984 in one of the nation’s most notorious post-war murder mysteries.

New DNA techniques could help prevent genetic diseases
# DNA
# DNA

New DNA techniques could help prevent genetic diseases

Sep 17th 2012, 10:34 AM 2,480 Views 1 Comment

Mitochondrial replacement techniques – which involve two parents and donor DNA – are the focus of a public consultation in the UK.