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# forensics

Last year
2022
# Donegal
Gardaí have concluded their examination of Creeslough blast site
Forensic scientists and engineering experts were examining the site in Donegal since 7 October.
All time
# forensics
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.
# Coolock
Fears for missing 17-year-old boy as gardaí seek to identify body parts dumped in bag
Gardaí are awaiting DNA results to identify the body.
# forensics
Excavations at Tuam mother and baby home expected to start in latter half of 2019
The government must first pass legislation allowing it to carry out excavations.
# cold cases
Meet the woman who solves US murders decades after they have taken place
Dr Erin Kimmerle is considered to be one of America’s best forensic anthropologists.
# one way to do it
UK police forensics 'ignore' attempted burglaries at odd-numbered houses
The scheme was part of cost-cutting measures by the Leicestershire police force.
# forensics
'DNA is sexy' but dental records most useful for identifying bodies
Kerry forensic dentist Paul Keogh told us how his work can help gardaí identify victims and sometimes even the people responsible for crimes.
# csi leicester
Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king
Three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly – two to the skull and one to the pelvis.
# DNA Database
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.
# Mystery
Experts exhume remains of Yasser Arafat
The search for forensic clues into the death of the Palestinian leader continues.
# Roads
19-year-old woman killed in Galway road accident
Two other people were injured in the single vehicle road traffic collision in Galway city early this morning.
Voices
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
# forensics
Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer
A defence lawyer warns that defendants are less equipped than prosecutors when it comes to engaging forensic experts to testify – increasing the danger of unsafe convictions.
Voices
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
# Shooting
Dublin teenager dies after being shot in the head
A 19-year-old is shot in broad daylight in Inchicore, and died this evening at St James’s Hospital.