A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The director of the lab responsible for the DNA breakthrough in the Kerry Babies investigation has explained how advancements in technology allowed scientists to build a complete DNA profile of Baby John from a sample taken 34 years ago.
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017
Peugeot’s 3008 is well styled on the outside and has a truly remarkable interior that sets new standards, writes
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
Gardaí were last night expected to further extend the detention of a woman arrested in connection with the murder of a toddler at an apartment complex in south Dublin last Monday.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017
DNA experts have been brought in to trace the origins of coypus found in Cork in recent months as wildlife rangers warn they are now facing into a costly two-year eradication operation — and that is based on current sightings alone.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
Gardaí have been given leads in 350 burglaries, 52 robberies, 10 assaults, six murders, and five sexual assaults thanks to the new DNA database.
Thu, 18 May, 2017
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the Irish public to An Garda Síochána. It’s not all CSI and DNA-profiling. A significant number of crimes are solved thanks to the information given by the person on the street, writes
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
I’m loving that January is coming to an end. I find all the talk of diets and detox a bit irritating, so I’m hoping that will stop in February.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
The DNA database has linked more than 530 crimes to particular individuals in its first year of operation, official figures show.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
Police in England have released mobile phone footage of a man snorting cocaine from the barrel of a sawn-off shotgun which helped to convict him and two teenagers of firearm offences.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
A total of 215 previously outstanding crimes have been solved in the first six months of the operation of the DNA database.
Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
Thu, 14 Jan, 2016
The head of Forensic Science Ireland has said she is “not overly impressed” by the four-year wait for a much-promised new building.
Wed, 06 Jan, 2016
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Daniel Teegan claims that the “10m” (in reality circa 6 million) Israeli Jews are not “ancestors of” (read: descended from) “a biblical race of people”.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
A 28-year-old Lithuanian forestry worker has appealed against his conviction last month for the double murder of a mother and daughter in Killorglin, Co Kerry, in June 2013.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
The Irish wife of a man jailed in Greece for crimes independent evidence shows he could not have committed is making last-minute preparations today for the long-awaited appeal hearing she hopes will free him.
Tue, 06 May, 2014
Man proposes marriage in an arresting manner
Sat, 21 Dec, 2013
French police have identified the man arrested for shooting a newspaper assistant photographer and carrying out three other attacks.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
Over half of Irish-branded pork and bacon products sold in Irish stores are made using imported pigmeat, “name and shame” DNA tests funded by the Irish Farmers Association have shown.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
Thu, 19 Sep, 2013
The man charged with raping and murdering Drogheda woman Jill Meagher has been accused of raping her three times before killing her, an Australian court heard
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013
The HSE is drawing up new protocols for the DNA testing of people involved in family reunification cases after it revealed it could not say how many tests carried out in recent years had not proven a family link.
Mon, 21 Jan, 2013
A man described as a ‘heavy’ in a major criminal gang was lucky to escape with his life after he was shot twice outside a Dublin pub.
Thu, 17 May, 2012
On a chilly winter afternoon, Andrej Pejic settles into a Manhattan cafe with a cup of Earl Grey tea, sitting gracefully, long legs crossed.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2012
A DNA expert who testified against two men accused of murdering two British soldiers is prepared to exaggerate and tell partial truths in order to promote his technique, a court was told today.
Fri, 18 Nov, 2011
DNA found in a getaway car used in the shooting of two British soldiers is almost six trillion times more likely to belong to one of the alleged murderers than someone else, a court heard.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
A PHARMACIST who bludgeoned a pensioner with a crucifix in a violent and drunken attack was jailed for life for murder in Belfast yesterday.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
The forensic expert whose evidence helped convict Amanda Knox of murdering British student Meredith Kercher today defended her work after a review criticised her methods.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2011
GARDA staff associations have made fresh demands for the establishment of a DNA database — almost 10 years since it was first promised by government.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2011
AS I eye the copious vittles being prepared for Christmas, I remember reading that our jaw muscles are much weaker than those of our ancestors.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
A forensic scientist has told a Central Criminal Court jury that DNA found in the bedroom of a woman who alleges she was raped and sexually assaulted by a neighbour matches that of the accused man.
Tue, 15 Jun, 2010
A MILWAUKEE man police say is linked by DNA to the killing of nine women since 1986 had shown angry tendencies in the past, but nothing that suggested he was responsible for deaths that terrorised local prostitutes for more than two decades, police said.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2009
The prosecution closed its case today against two Kerry brothers accused of murdering a man known as ‘English Jim’ in Killarney as the jury was told that blood of the dead man and of one of the accused was found on a knife.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2009
Police said a person known only by DNA has killed six women, most of them prostitutes, over two decades in Milwaukee, the city where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer once cruised gay bars for victims.
Tue, 19 May, 2009
DNA evidence links prominent republican Colin Duffy to the murder of two soldiers by the Real IRA outside an Army base in the North earlier this month, a court was told today.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2009
Comic book movie 'Judge Dredd' is to return for a sequel - 13 years after the futuristic anti-hero was portrayed by Sylvester Stallone.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2008
IT’S not just the contents of the budget that have landed the Government in the mire. It’s lack of communications planning.
Mon, 20 Oct, 2008
THE iconic Waterford Crystal brand which once employed more than 3,000 people in the southeast will soon have just 200 people left in Waterford city following the latest round of job cuts announced yesterday.
Fri, 17 Oct, 2008
WATERFORD Wedgwood (WW) is seeking 250 redundancies at its site in Stoke-on-Trent, the group confirmed through its spokesman.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2008
Prosecutors announced today that new DNA tests have cleared JonBenet Ramsey’s family in the 1996 killing of the six-year-old beauty queen, finally freeing them from the “umbrella of suspicion” that has lingered for more than a decade.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2008
A convicted child rapist murdered two little sisters within months of being released from a Belgian prison, a court heard today.
Mon, 26 May, 2008