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Forensic Science Ireland (Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann) is Ireland's Forensic Science Laboratory and is an associated office of the Department of Justice and Equality. Currently the lab is based at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

Our objective is to assist in the investigation of crime and to serve the administration of justice in an effective manner by a highly trained and dedicated staff providing scientific analysis and objective expert evidence to international standards.

Our commitment to meeting this objective is detailed in our Customer Service Charter.



"The mission of the Forensic Science Ireland is to use robust science in the investigation of crime and produce balanced expert reports to support justice. Our vision is science supporting justice"



The Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act was commenced on the 20th of November 2015 and this has provided for the e establishment and operation of the National DNA Database system by Forensic Science Ireland. (See our News Section). The National DNA Database system at Forensic Science Ireland will serve as a major intelligence resource for An Garda Síochána in the investigation of crime. The Act also legislated that the name of the laboratory would change to Forensic Science Ireland from the Forensic Science Laboratory.

As part of the DNA Database, an Oversight Committee has been appointed. The main purpose of the Committee is to oversee the management and operation of the DNA Database System for the purposes of maintaining the integrity and security of the System and, for those purposes, satisfy itself that the provisions of this Act in relation to the System are being complied with.


Forensic Science Ireland Code of Practice as per Section 157 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act, 2014.

About the Laboratory

Forensic Science Ireland (Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann) was established as the Forensic Science Laboratory in 1975 and is accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to ISO 17025. Laboratory staff consists of scientists, analysts and support personnel who are all civil servants.

We provide scientific assistance to agencies involved in criminal investigation, mainly An Garda Síochána.

We also provide assistance to other agencies e.g. the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC), Military Police, Customs & Excise and the Department of Agriculture.


Upcoming News

FSI will host the ENFSI Drugs Conference on May 5th to 7th 2015 at Dublin Castle.


Contact Us

Forensic Science Ireland,
Garda Headquarters,
Phoenix Park,
Dublin 8,