Thursday 22 February 2018

Planned law requires super-vigilance on our part

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

THE near universal welcome for Justice Minister Alan Shatter's proposed DNA database speaks volumes about the major revision of draft DNA laws published by the Fianna Fail/ Green party coalition in 2010.

The mammoth Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 offers much hope for intelligence-led policing at home and abroad.

It has been welcomed primarily by bodies campaigning for reform of our rape and homicide laws.

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