DNA database moves a step closer

Officials have predicted that a new DNA database will help detect roaming criminal gangs who are carrying out burglaries around the country.

22nd June, 2014

Officials have predicted that a new DNA database will help detect roaming criminal gangs who are carrying out burglaries around the country.

The legislation to set up the DNA database has been in the works for the past six years but was finally passed by the Dáil this month.

The Department of Justice said even though DNA testing was currently used mainly for murder and rape cases, the database would help Gardaí detect...

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