Ireland’s forensic science chief has warned the Government that the State faces the risk of “very large expense and untold reputational damage” from the collapse of a court case due to contamination of DNA samples caused by poor laboratory conditions.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
A Toyota Land Cruiser suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash almost three years ago, was registered in the name of a 22-year-old accused and he also had an insurance policy on the vehicle, a court heard yesterday.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
The DNA testing process can typically take up to 48 hours, say the Forensic Science Laboratory — so it’s a safe bet there was some anxious pacing of corridors and hallways before the results in the Tallaght Roma case came in yesterday afternoon.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2013
The trial of a Limerick man accused of murder has heard evidence that a bullet recovered from the victim’s chest was fired from the weapon which was recovered from the home of the accused’s grandparents.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012