New forensics lab set to bring DNA analysis to international levels

The body in charge of analysing crime scene forensics has said a new €60 million laboratory will bring the processing of DNA in line with international standards.
Work on the State’s new forensic science laboratory is due to begin later this year in Co Kildare and will greatly enhance ability to investigate crimes.
Dr Sheila Willis, director of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI), which analyses crime scene evidence, manages a DNA database and provides expert evidence at trial, has said the facility will enable more efficient practices.