CSI Baile Atha Cliath: Inside Ireland's first DNA database

Though it's just 18 months old, Ireland's new DNA database is already helping investigators identify perpetrators and solve crimes. Our reporter meets the team behind it

Swab team: A technician at Forensic Science Ireland examines a crime scene sample; and inset, Dr Geraldine O'Donnell, director of DNA at FSI. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Jason O'Brien

'There are some cases that stay with you," says forensic scientist Dr Geraldine O'Donnell.