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# forensic-science-ireland - This year 2022

Ex-forensics chief: More scientists needed at crime scenes to prevent system 'falling into disrepute'
# Sheila Willis
# Sheila Willis

Ex-forensics chief: More scientists needed at crime scenes to prevent system 'falling into disrepute'

Sep 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,216 Views 4 Comments

Sheila Willis spoke to The Journal about her work with Forensic Science Ireland.

# forensic-science-ireland - Last year 2021

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases
# Forensic Science Ireland
# Forensic Science Ireland

Forensic lab prioritising large drug seizures over personal use cases

Nov 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,344 Views 8 Comments

Forensic Science Ireland is under increasing pressure to test drug samples as huge numbers of seizures are made.

# forensic-science-ireland - All time

'I go through pain every day': Family of Willie Maughan determined to get justice
# Missing
# Missing

'I go through pain every day': Family of Willie Maughan determined to get justice

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:20 AM 21,535 Views 2 Comments

Maughan and his girlfriend Ana Varslavane disappeared five years ago.

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 11,032 Views 21 Comments

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
# Crime Scene Investigation
# Crime Scene Investigation

New forensic technologies help solve five missing persons cases

Apr 9th 2019, 5:36 PM 17,381 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.

Forensic scientists revisiting 20 cases of unidentified remains with new DNA testing
# Missing Persons Day
# Missing Persons Day

Forensic scientists revisiting 20 cases of unidentified remains with new DNA testing

Dec 5th 2018, 4:50 PM 10,077 Views 2 Comments

The new testing process has allowed scientists to retest samples from as far back as the late 90s.

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 7,811 Views 5 Comments

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
# Mystery Solved
# Mystery Solved

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

Dec 4th 2017, 10:58 AM 17,614 Views 3 Comments

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

Forensic scientists identified 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year
# Warning
# Warning

Forensic scientists identified 27 new recreational drugs in Ireland last year

May 17th 2017, 8:00 PM 10,033 Views 25 Comments

Scientists have said some of the new synthetic drugs are 100 times more toxic than regular substances

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 13,692 Views 35 Comments

The database has been in operation for 15 months.